04-23-2013 France legalizes gay marriage. The first wedding took place in Montpellier on May 28, 2013. Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau became the first same-sex couple to marry. In his wedding speech, Autin referred to Martin Luther King, Jr. “The law may not be able to make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me.” Boileau added: “After the hatred, it’s time to talk of love.”
04-23-2013 A measure that would remove the ban on gay marriages in the state passed the Nevada State Senate. If passed by the Assembly and both houses again in 2015, the repeal would then be put to the voters in 2016. Recent polls show 54% of Nevadans favor repealing the marriage ban.