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A lawmaker’s solution for marriage debate: Remove the state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Republican saw last year’s debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would have protected businesses that deny services to same-sex couples bring lawmakers to tears and grind legislative work to a halt. His solution: Take state government out of marriage completely, for both …

Court says gay couple can revoke adoption in order to marry

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania court is giving the OK for a gay couple to dissolve their 2012 adoption so they can get married. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2hUhzA4 ) that a Superior Court panel said state law permits an adult adoption to be dissolved when no one’s opposed. …

Thousands march for gay rights in Poland, Croatia, Italy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people marched Saturday in colorful gay pride events in Italy, Poland and Croatia urging support for minority rights in the mostly Catholic nations. The parades in Poland and Croatia come amid mounting right-wing sentiments that pose new challenges to gay rights activists. Italian participants, …

Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico on Tuesday, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional for states to bar such couples from wedding. If it is approved, Mexico would …

Italy joins rest of Europe in giving rights to gay couples

ROME (AP) — Italy joined the rest of Europe on Wednesday in giving some legal rights to gay couples after a years-long battle and opposition from the Catholic Church to anything that smacked of authorizing gay marriage. The lower Chamber of Deputies voted 372-51 with 99 abstentions to approve legislation …