marriage

Same-sex couples in Slovenia can marry

A Slovenian law allowing same-sex couples to marry went into force on Friday and the first civil registrar ceremony, between two women, is to take place in Maribor on Saturday, the town's Vecer daily said.

Every third baby in Germany born to unmarried parents

Every third baby in Germany is born to unmarried parents, according to an annual study released on Monday.

Pope Francis: Majority of Catholic marriages invalid due to culture

Pope Francis said the majority of Catholic marriages are "invalid" at a question-and-answer session in the Diocese of Rome on Thursday night after a pastoral conference at the Lateran Basilica.

Zimbabwe outlaws marriages of under-age girls

Zimbabwe's highest court on Wednesday outlawed marriages of girls under 18, striking off legislation which had allowed girls as young as 16 to marry with parental consent.