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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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High court ruling against same-sex marriage would cause legal ‘chaos’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
J. Scott Applewhite, AP
Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks. Same-sex weddings could come to a halt in many states, depending on a confusing mix of lower-court decisions and ...

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Numbers show how same-sex marriage has fared in Massachusetts

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Linda (left) and Gloria Bailey-Davies, both of Orleans, Mass., walk on a beach near their home, in Orleans. As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the future of same-sex marriage, Massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay marriage, offers a decade-long real world test of what happens when gay couples can legally marry.
As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the future of same-sex marriage, the nine justices could consider the experience in Massachusetts - the state with the longest-running real-world test of what happens when gay couples are allowed to tie the knot. ...

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First same-sex couple to marry in a U.S. territory ties the knot in Guam

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Deasia Johnson, second from left, and Nikki Dismuke, second from right, hold up their marriage license as they pose for a photo with Loretta M. Pangelinan, left and Kathleen M. Aguero at the Department of Public Health and Social Services in Mangilao, Guam, on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Guam became the first U.S. territory to recognize gay marriage.
Gay couples began applying for marriage licenses first thing Tuesday morning in Guam after it became the first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage. ...

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Pew: Support for same-sex marriage at record high, but key segments remain opposed

Monday, June 8, 2015
Edgard Perez, left, 40, and his spouse Charles Windham, right, 53, pose for a photo after they were married at the marriage license bureau, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in Miami.
As the Supreme Court prepares to decide a key case involving the constitutionality of states’ same-sex marriage bans, public support for marriage equality continues its rapid rise: A 57 percent majority of Americans now favor allowing same-sex marriage, and 39 ...

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Will North Carolina be the next state to ‘turn away the gays?’

Monday, June 8, 2015
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A bill to allow North Carolina officials to refuse to serve any couple they don't like is several steps closer to passing, even after the governor vetoed it. ...

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Walker supports constitutional amendment to allow state bans on same-sex marriage

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said Sunday he supports a constitutional amendment that would allow states to ban same-sex marriage. ...

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Alaska same-sex couples will have to marry to keep state health benefits

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Alaska
The decision by the Alaska State Employees Association’s board of trustees comes after an October ruling legalized same-sex marriage in Alaska. ...

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N.C. House delays veto override vote on gay marriage objections bill

Friday, June 5, 2015
North Carolina state capitol in Raleigh.
The North Carolina House has adjourned for the weekend without voting to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of a bill allowing some government officials to avoid performing gay marriages because of religious beliefs. ...

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Federal judge strikes down Guam’s same‑sex marriage ban

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Guam
A federal judge's ruling makes Guam the first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage, leading the governor who opposed the weddings to declare that the island will begin accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples. ...

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Federal judge to hear arguments on Guam same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Loretta M. Pangelinan, left, and Kathleen M. Aguero in front of the U.S. District Court in Hagatna, Guam.
A federal judge in Guam is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. territory's same-sex marriage ban. ...

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