'Defeat for humanity': Irish milestone as same-sex civil marriage law takes effect

Same-sex couples who have already wed legally abroad are now automatically recognized in the Irish Republic after the country's marriage equality legislation went into effect on Monday. But Church leaders in that country dubbed the Irish marriage referendum as a "defeat for humanity.''

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, centre bench, attends the Inauguration ...

Queen to speak at General Synod

The Queen will attend a service at Westminster Abbey and then deliver a speech at Church House this morning to inaugurate the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of England.