First recipients of new Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal awarded

The new Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal that honours the Queen's 70 years on the throne. Sept. 26, 2022. (Source: Government of Manitoba) The new Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal that honours the Queen's 70 years on the throne. Sept. 26, 2022. (Source: Government of Manitoba)

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Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins U.S. Senate passage

The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court's 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage countrywide.