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Mexico's first openly gay mayor takes office in Zacatecas

<b>The first openly gay mayor in Mexico's history has been sworn in at a ceremony in city of Fresnillo.</b><p>Benjamin Medrano said his sexuality only became an issue in the electoral campaign when the opposition tried to use it against him in conservative Zacatecas state.<p>The city has been caught up in a …

Costa Rica inadvertently legalises gay marriage

Conservative Costa Rican politicians have accidentally approved language making same-sex unions legal when they passed a piece of legislation this week.<p>President Laura Chinchilla late on Thursday signed the bill governing social services and marriage regulations for young people.<p>The mostly …

French Senate debates same-sex marriage

Many mayors opposed to conducting marriages between homosexuals despite adoption of the law by parliament's lower house.<p>French senators have begun examining a controversial bill to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption, prompting protests by opponents keen to see the reform thrown out.<p>The bill, …

Olympia Snowe Backs Gay Marriage After Leaving Office

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Friday that she supports gay marriage, despite a long history of declining to state her position while in office.<p>"I think obviously this has evolved over time on the whole issue for the whole country and the nations," Snowe, a moderate Republican, told CNN. …