WASHINGTON - A name like Maria or Jose isn't a solid clue anymore that the person who answers to it will worship in a Catholic church on Sundays.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina became the first Latin American nation to legalize gay marriage Thursday, granting same-sex couples all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexuals.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's senators debated in a marathon session early Thursday as they prepared to vote on whether to make their nation the first in Latin America to grant same-sex marriages all the rights of heterosexual unions.
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez announced Wednesday that Venezuela would rethink its relations with the Vatican as tensions rise between his government and Catholic Church representatives who accuse the socialist leader of becoming increasingly authoritarian.
SALT LAKE CITY - Mormon church leaders have restated the faith's unequivocal position against gay marriage in a letter to members in Argentina, where the government is debating whether to legalize gay unions.
- Mormon church reaffirms opposition to gay marriage
- Chavez, Venezuelan church clash over freedoms
- Church asks Chile pardons, including rights abuses
- Venezuela's clergy condemns gov't over rotten food
- Chilean church forwards pedophelia case to Vatican
- At least 1 million in evangelical march in Brazil
- Chilean cardinal pledges full abuse investigation
- Pope's No. 2: Pedophilia linked to homosexuality
- Pope to visit Spain in November
- Mormon missionaries resuming their work in Guyana
- Cuba's Santeria priests see unrest in 2010
- Bolivian Indians see rocky exodus from serfdom