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Croatia Approves Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
The Eastern European country of Croatia overwhelmingly approved civil unions Tuesday, allowing same-sex couples to enter into life partnerships.

Malta to Legalize Civil Unions

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Maltese lawmakers are expected to pass a bill Monday that will legalize civil unions, allowing same-sex couples to have the same rights as straight married couples, including the ability to adopt children, in the predominately Catholic country.

Two Texas Judges Offer Gay Commitment Ceremonies

Sunday Feb 16, 2014
An offer by two Texas judges to officiate same-sex "commitment" ceremonies at an Austin courthouse on Valentine’s Day has sparked the anger of GOP politicians who noted the Lone Star State doesn’t recognize gay marriage.

Chile Senate Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions; Must Pass Congress

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Chile moved one step further toward securing gay rights this month with the Senate approval of same-sex civil unions legislation, which will now pass to a constitutional assembly, and then to Congress on Jan. 20.

Vatican: Pope Doesn’t Support Gay Civil Unions

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Jan 6, 2014
Though Pope Francis made some groundbreaking remarks regarding the LGBT community last summer, Vatican officials said Sunday that the pontiff is not open to civil unions for Italian same-sex couples.

Croatia Government Aims to Pass Civil Unions Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
Croatia’s government said on Monday it plans to pass a measure that will legalize cvil unions for same-sex couples, even though citizens voted against marriage equality in a referendum on Sunday.

Sedona Approves Local Ordinance on Civil Unions

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Sedona has become the fourth Arizona city to recognize same-sex civil unions.

Costa Rica Court Says No To Gay Marriage Loophole

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 23, 2013
After "accidentally" legalizing gay civil unions in July, the Costa Rican courts said ’no way, Jose’ to a same-sex couple looking to wed.

Did Costa Rica ’Accidentally’ Legalize Gay Civil Unions?

Friday Jul 5, 2013
Conservative Costa Rican lawmakers are mortified that they may have accidentally approved language making same-sex unions legal when they passed a piece of legislation this week.

Colorado Ushers in New Law With Midnight Unions

By Alexandra Tilsley | Wednesday May 1, 2013
The first gay couple granted a civil union in Colorado said their vows before hundreds of people early Wednesday morning at a downtown Denver municipal building, where eager couples and members of the public gathered to celebrate the first legal unions.

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