Hawaii resumes marriage debate in special session today

The Committee on Judiciary and Labor, chaired by Sen. Clayton Hee, will conduct a public hearing at 10:30 am Hawaii time in the auditorium at the Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St.

New Mexico Supreme Court to hear marriage case on Wednesday

The five elected justices, who tend to lean liberal on social issues according to legal experts, will hear arguments in Griego v. Oliver, in which six same-gender couples sued the State of New Mexico and the County Clerks in Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties for the freedom to marry.

Australian Capital Territory OKs marriage equality

Australian Capital Territory -- Australia's version of the District of Columbia in the U.S. -- on Tuesday made history as the first place in Australia to embrace marriage equality.

Gay and lesbian couples begin exchanging vows in New Jersey | VIDEO

Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, the new Senator-elect from New Jersey, stayed up late Sunday night to marry seven gay, lesbian and straight couples in the moments after same-gender marriages were allowed to begin at 12:01 am Monday Eastern Time.