Weddings

FILE- This Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, shows exterior of the now closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore. The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The move keeps the high-profile case off the court’s election-year calendar and orders state judges to take a new look at the dispute between the lesbian couple and the owners of a now-closed bakery. The justices already have agreed to decide whether federal civil rights law protects people from job discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. (Everton Bailey Jr./The Oregonian via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings. The justices handed bakers in the Portland, Oregon, area a small victory by throwing...
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Taiwanese same-sex couples kiss at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
May 26, 2019 - 1:19 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — More than 1,000 people attended a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan's capital to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples after a landmark decision legalizing the unions. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage last week following a vote by the...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, the Salt Lake City temple is shown during The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' two-day conference, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is changing wedding rules in hopes of preventing family members who aren't church members from feeling excluded. The faith said Monday, May 6, 2019 in a news release that couples who get married in civil ceremonies will no longer have to wait one year to do a temple wedding ceremony that only church members in good standing can attend. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 06, 2019 - 5:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed wedding rules Monday in hopes of preventing family members who aren't church members from feeling excluded. Couples who get married in civil ceremonies will no longer have to wait one year to do a temple wedding ceremony...
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Ryo Hayasaka, left, an apparel buyer, and Haruka Miyajima, a retail industry worker, both 26 year-old, hold their marriage registration in front of a signboard of new era "Reiwa" at a ward office in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Japanese couples lined up to submit marriage documents as Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito takes the throne to mark a new start of the Reiwa era on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 01, 2019 - 2:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Emperor Naruhito's succession (all times local): 3 p.m. Japanese couples are lining up at government offices to submit their marriage documents to mark the beginning of Emperor Naruhito's era. At the Chiyoda ward office near the palace in Tokyo, dozens of couples from...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko, right, leave after the celebration ceremony of their 60th wedding anniversary at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Kyodo News via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 3:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday just three weeks before he abdicates his throne. The couple met at a 1957 tennis tournament remembered as a "love match." Akihito and Michiko Shoda married on April 10, 1959, making him...
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In this Feb. 16, 2019 photo, guests wait for groom Juan Jose Pocaterra and his bride Maria Fernanda Vera to arrive to their destination wedding in Acarigua, Venezuela. The wedding guests included wealthy landowners, opposition politicians and a former student leader who nearly lost an eye during an anti-government protest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
March 25, 2019 - 11:43 am
ACARIGUA, Venezuela (AP) — It was the sort of celebration that's become rare in troubled Venezuela: a lavish destination wedding of two young entrepreneurs at a dude ranch on the country's vast tropical plains, a region known for its rugged cowboys on horseback rounding up cattle — and where camps...
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File - In this June 4, 2018, file photo, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop in Lakewood, Colo. The state of Colorado and Phillips who refuses to make wedding cakes for gay and transgender customers on religious grounds have agreed to end their legal fight. A statement from the Colorado Attorney General's office on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, announced that the state and cakeshop owner Jack Phillips mutually agreed to end litigation in state and federal courts. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 05, 2019 - 8:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stance partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — and state officials said Tuesday that they would end a separate legal fight over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, then Renault Group CEO Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris. Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, reportedly linked to his lavish wedding there. French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the chateau allowed Ghosn to host his wedding reception on its grounds in exchange for Renault's philanthropic activities to support the Versailles estate, resplendent home to France's last kings. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
February 07, 2019 - 9:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn — reportedly linked to his lavish wedding at the royal estate. Renault said in a statement Thursday that a company investigation found that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, a document from the website of China's Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce showing provisional approval of a trademark for Ivanka Trump Marks LLC is seen on a computer screen in Beijing. China has greenlighted five more Ivanka Trump trademarks as trade talks with her father’s administration intensify. They cover a range from wedding dresses to insurance and art valuation services. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 21, 2019 - 10:05 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China. Four trademarks, including child care centers, sunglasses and wedding dresses, were...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold up their weapons as they attend a gathering to show their support for the ongoing peace talks in Sanaa, Yemen. U.N. experts say fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen to finance their war against the government, and both sides are violating international law with their military campaigns and arbitrary detention of rivals. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
January 19, 2019 - 1:30 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen to finance their war against the government, and both sides are violating international law with their military campaigns and arbitrary detention of rivals, U.N. experts said in a new report. The...
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