For the first time, a same-sex couple were able to have a full wedding in a Protestant church in Berlin-Brandenburg on Aug. 14.
NCR Today: The vice president on Monday caught attention with a photo of him officiating at a marriage between two male White House staffers.
Mexico City -- Senior officials in the church claim credit for fomenting a punishment vote, saying Catholics cost President Pena Nieto and his party at the polls.
The Italian Senate legalized same-sex unions but those opposed to the bill succeeded in stripping a key component of the proposed law regarding family rights for gays.
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ROME -- Campaigners across Italy have held rallies calling for same-sex couples to be granted legal recognition and family rights, but they are facing tough opposition.
The Field Hospital: Parish music leader fired after it is learned he is in a same-sex marriage; Catholics in St. Louis and Dallas support victims of flooding and tornadoes, respectively
NCR Today: Switzerland's new nuncio, U.S. Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, 66, called himself the Swiss church's advocate in matters beyond the competence of local bishops in a recent interview.
We name Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon NCR's persons of the year.
Unanswered questions remain about the legal implications of June's Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, but analysts agree religious institutions face big challenges in the months and years to come.