The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ignited a nationwide debate in late when it ruled that the state must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Almost overnight, same-sex marriage became a major national issue, pitting religious and social conservatives against gay-rights advocates and their allies. Over the next year, the ensuing battle over gay marriage could be heard in the halls of the U. Congress, in dozens of state legislatures and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at the national and state level.
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Two men dressed in their Sunday best, boutonnieres on their lapels, are pictured jointly cutting into a cake. In another photo, they share a passionate kiss as two attendees, perhaps their best men, look on. Black and white images of this intimate wedding ceremony, held more than half a century ago, recently resurfaced online after making their way into the archives of the ONE Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries and the John J. Wilcox Jr. Archives of Philadelphia. The photos have piqued the interest of LGBTQ history buffs and those who want to find the couple, so the men can finally, six decades later, receive their wedding pictures.
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New Delhi: The Delhi high court is likely to hear on Monday a public interest litigation PIL that seeks a direction that homosexual couples have the right to get married under the Hindu Marriage Act, arguing that barring such unions was a violation of their constitutional rights. The petition pointed out that in , the Supreme Court read down Section of the Indian Penal Code , which criminalized homosexuality. This is the second petition to be filed on the issue of same-sex marriage rights. We have people from the diverse LGBTI communities who are refused by registrars to accept or register their marriage ceremonies.
And we promise—these super stunning snapshots will hit you straight in the feels. A victory for love, same-sex weddings are currently legally recognized in 30 countries and territories. Getting married is undeniably one emotional and celebratory affair —but to be able to tie the knot with the love of your life after being denied the right to do so?