The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that gay couples are likely to gain full rights to marriage under the current Parliament. This would represent a revolution for gay rights, but there is still a long way to go before same-sex couples achieve full rights to marriage as they are arguably entitled to under human rights law.
A lawyer for two couples challenging California's gay marriage ban told a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday that two rulings by another U.S. judge in Boston Thursday provide "compelling support" for their case.
If, eventually, the Supreme Court upholds the ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional, same-sex couples that are validly married, would be able to receive federal benefits, including immigration, based on their marriage.
Watch the never-before-heard stories from political leaders speaking on how their faith, their relationships with family and friends, and their understanding of core American values have impacted their support for marriage equality.
Iceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardóttir, who sponsored the marriage equality bill that became law on Sunday in the island nation in the north Atlantic Ocean, is now legally married to her longtime partner, the writer/playwright Jonina Leosdotttir.