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Marriage Equality

As of June 26, 2015:

To date: 23 countries have legalized same-sex marriage: Argentina (2010), Belgium (2003), Brazil (2013), Canada (nationwide 2005), Denmark (2012), Finland (eff. 2017) France (2013), Greenland (Oct. 2015) Iceland (2010), Ireland (eff. TBD) Luxembourg (2015), Mexico (nationwide, eff. TBD) Netherlands (2001), New Zealand (2013), Norway (2009), Portugal (2010), Slovenia (eff. TBD), South Africa (2006), Spain (2005), Sweden (2009), Uruguay (2013), Untied Kingdom (England and Wales, 2014), United States and territories (nationwide 2015).

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Rubio: ‘Ignore’ Supreme Court marriage decision because ‘God’s rules always win’

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Marco Rubio
Rubio says officials should “ignore” the Supreme Court ruling "because government is compelling us to sin.” ...

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For many Native American communities, marriage equality is still forbidden

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Cleo Pablo and her wife, Tara Roy-Pablo married when same-sex marriage became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up. But the Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together.
An overlooked story line following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision this year that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide: American Indian reservations are not bound by the decision and many continue to forbid gay marriages and deny insurance and other benefits. ...

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His parents refused to attend the wedding. So he wrote this letter to clear the air.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
What do you do when your parents refuse to go to your wedding?
Read the letter he sent to his entire extended family. ...

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Venue owners appeal fine for denying lesbian couple wedding

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Robert Gifford looks on as his wife Cynthia speaks to reporters on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. The Giffords, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany refused to host the 2013 wedding of Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, citing their belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. The state's Division of Human Rights ruled that the business violated New York's anti-discrimination law and fined them $13,000. They are appealing the ruling.
Owners of a wedding venue -- fined $13,000 for violating the New York's anti-discrimination law -- feel they should be allowed to follow their faith. ...

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ACLU says Kim Davis should have to reissue marriage licenses

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Kim Davis
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear told U.S. District Judge David Bunning the altered marriage licenses do not comply with state law. But he promised to recognize them as valid. ...

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Utah man sues over alleged same-sex marriage discrimination

Friday, November 20, 2015
Eagle Gate College
A Utah man says the college where he worked discriminated against him because he was in a same-sex marriage ...

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Russian man marries pizza pie

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
"You may eat the bride."
80% of Russians oppose same-sex marriage, and the country has strict anti-LGBT propaganda laws. But this Russian just married pizza. ...

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Antonin Scalia: ‘We protect gay people – so why not child molesters?’

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
"What? It’s up to me to identify deserving minorities?" the Supreme Court Justice asked during a recent speech. ...

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Governor: Marriage licenses in Kentucky county are valid

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
Kentucky's outgoing Democratic governor says the state will recognize the marriage licenses that county clerk Kim Davis altered because of her religious beliefs. ...

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Clerical error led to Costa Rica’s first legal same-sex marriage

Saturday, November 14, 2015
In this Nov. 3, 2015 photo released by La Nacion, Jazmin Elizondo Arias, left, and Laura Florez-Estrada Pimentel sit with their two recently adopted kittens, at a restaurant in San Jose, Costa Rica.
When Jazmin Elizondo Arias was born in 1991, someone goofed and noted on her birth certificate that she was male. ...

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