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Marriage Equality

As of February 9, 2015:

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 37 states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming), in the District of Columbia, and in the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. Legal challenges are pending in the remaining states.

Since 2000, 16 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay) have legalized same-sex marriage, as have parts of Mexico and the Untied Kingdom. (In the United Kingdom, same-sex marriage is legal in England, Scotland, and Wales.) A marriage equality law will come into effect in Finland in 2016.

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Federal appeals court blocks Nebraska same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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A federal appeals court has allowed Nebraska's gay marriage ban to stay in place, putting a federal judge's ruling striking down the ban on hold. [...]

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Alabama lawmakers seek protection for judges who won’t marry same-sex couples

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Alabama state capitol in Montgomery.
As Alabama wrestles over the issue of same-sex marriage, some lawmakers are seeking legal protections for judges, ministers and others who refuse to officiate at, or recognize, weddings that violate their religious beliefs. [...]

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Major survey shows clear majority of Americans support marriage equality

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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In the late 1980s, support for same-sex marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans. The dramatic shift in opinion is among the fastest changes ever measured by the General Social Survey, a widely respected survey that has [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage cases on April 28

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The court released its calendar Thursday for the final two weeks of arguments this term and allotted the gay marriages cases two-and-a-half hours on the last Tuesday in April. [...]

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Alabama justices: Until U.S. Supreme Court rules, we’re in charge

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court justices (seated, from left) Tom Parker, Lyn Stuart, Chief Justice Roy Moore, Michael Bolin, Glenn Murdock; (standing, from left) Alisa Kelli Wise, James Allen Main, Greg Shaw, Tommy Bryan.
The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement. [...]

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Federal judge won’t lift stay in Arkansas same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A federal judge who last year tossed out Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban said Wednesday she wouldn't lift her own stay and let same-sex marriages resume immediately. [...]

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A defiant Alabama regains ground against marriage equality

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either - and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on [...]

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Nebraska AG seeks stay of ruling striking down same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Attorney General Doug Peterson (R-Neb.)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state should not be forced to recognize same-sex marriages until the matter is decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. [...]

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Alabama Supreme Court orders judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. [...]

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Slovenia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church. [...]

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