World Jul 13

Russian constitution change bans same-sex marriage

Russian voters approved a package with a stipulation that marriage is only between a man and a woman, dashing the hopes of LGBT couples that they might someday enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples.

World May 26

Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage

Costa Rica is the sixth country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage, following most recently Ecuador, which allowed it last year. It is also permitted in some parts of Mexico.