Same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage or homosexual marriage, is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender. There are records of same-sex. Three decades later, in a referendum on Sunday, the wealthy Alpine nation looks set to allow same-sex couples to marry, and grant them the same. of same-sex marriage in a referendum held Sunday, with campaigners calling it a historic moment for gay rights in Switzerland. Same-sex marriage is now legal in all of Western Europe, except Italy, but faces fierce opposition across most of Eastern Europe. A collection of articles about Gay Marriage Movement from The New Yorker, including news, in-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis. Disputes about terminology have become quite heated as the political debate over whether Australia should legalise same-sex marriage. Nearly two-thirds have voted yes to the proposal, already law in most of western Europe. - California's Supreme Court overturns the ban on gay marriage. This leads to California voters approving a constitutional ban on. APA resolutions and information regarding LGBT issues such as sexual orientation and marriage, child custody or placement, transgender issues. A quarter-century ago, America was far from married to the idea of same-sex marriage.