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Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

By EDGE | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
According to a Chilean pastor, God’s objection to the country’s civil union bill was to blame for a massive forest fire that devastated parts of the coastal city of Valpara√≠so on April 12.

Malta Legalizes Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
The Maltese parliament approved a bill Monday that allows same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, allowing them to have similar legal rights of straight married couples, like the legal ability to adopt.

Indiana House Votes To Trim Marriage Language

By Tom LoBianco | Monday Jan 27, 2014
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has narrowly approved stripping a sentence that bars civil unions from a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage

Utah Gov. Says He Would Consider Gay Marriage Move

By Michelle L. Price | Friday Jan 24, 2014
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert indicated Thursday that he would be open to considering a law allowing civil unions if state residents pushed for such an option.

Brazil Army Must Recognize Same-Sex Civil Union

Friday Aug 9, 2013
A court has ordered Brazil’s Army for the first time to recognize a same-sex civil union between a sergeant and his companion.

NJ to File Defense of Civil Unions Vs Gay Marriage

Friday Aug 2, 2013
Lawyers for New Jersey are expected to defend the state’s civil unions for same-sex couples as opposed to gay marriage.

Brazilian Notaries Must Register Gay Unions as Marriages If Requested

Tuesday May 14, 2013
Brazilian notary publics must register same-sex civil unions as marriages if the couple requests it, the country’s National Council of Justice said Tuesday.

Arizona Town Puts Civil Unions on Hold to Tweak Legislation

By Bob Christie | Saturday Apr 13, 2013
The City Council in the Arizona community of Bisbee will rewrite a recently enacted civil union ordinance after being threatened with a lawsuit by the state Attorney General’s office, which said the ordinance ran afoul of a state ban on same-sex marriage.

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Will Boost Local Economy

By Lindsay King- Miller | Thursday Apr 11, 2013
On May 1, same-sex civil unions will become legal in Colorado, and along with the very real legal and financial benefits to creating a family recognized by the state, a rush of weddings will also boost the local economy.

Governor’s Signature Legalizes Civil Unions in Colorado

By Lindsay King- Miller | Friday Mar 22, 2013
On March 21, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Colorado’s civil unions bill into law, legalizing partnerships for same-sex couples in the Rocky Mountain state.