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Thousands turn out to protest a proposed civil unions bill that would finally offer some legal recognition to Italy's same-sex couples.

January 30 2016 7:04 PM

Advocates for immigration reform say recent U.S. raids and deportations need to resonante with LGBT people.

January 30 2016 2:20 PM

The central Mexican state, along the nation's Pacific coast, becomes the fourth to enact marriage equality.

January 27 2016 7:27 PM

The Socialist majority in Parliament will try to override President Anibal Cavaco Silva's veto.

January 25 2016 3:10 PM

The leader of the Catholic Church, who recently spoke out against same-sex marriage, sat down with the out CEO.

January 24 2016 3:21 PM

Demonstrators flooded the streets in cities across Italy, urging their government to legally recognize unions for same-sex couples.

January 23 2016 5:17 PM

Some lawmakers want to punish gay couples who become parents through overseas surrogates.

January 22 2016 8:11 PM