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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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Kansas seeks dismissal of ACLU lawsuit on gay marriage

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Kansas has asked the court to dismiss as moot the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the ban.
Will a judge explicitly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriages? A federal court says Kansas must respond today before it makes its ruling. ...

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In Kenya, 5,000 naked people will protest Obama’s stance on gay marriage

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto
The protest's objective is to show Obama "the difference between a man and woman." ...

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Ohioan again seeks same-sex divorce; 1st request was undone

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Brenda Mohney, of Rockbridge, filed a new divorce complaint last week in Athens County court.
Brenda Mohney's request for a same-sex divorce was accidentally granted and then denied. Now, she's asking for a redo. ...

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Groups urge Ala. Supreme Court to resist gay marriage ruling

Monday, July 20, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court
The Alabama Policy Institute and the Alabama Citizens Action Program urged justices to resist the gay marriage ruling, echoing how some courts resisted pro-slavery laws in the 1850s. ...

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Clerk prayed over decision to stop issuing marriage licenses (UPDATED)

Monday, July 20, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, walks with her attorney Roger Gannam
She says the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives her the right to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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Ohio makes significant changes after gay marriage ruling

Monday, July 20, 2015
Jim Obergefell speaks during the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony.
Same-sex couples in Ohio can hold their weddings in the Statehouse, file their state taxes jointly, and list spouses on death certificates. ...

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Florida Congressman David Jolly announces run for US Senate

Monday, July 20, 2015
U.S. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.)
He claims his faith leads him to believe in "traditional marriage," but that the constitution allows for both traditional and same sex marriage. ...

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State civil rights commission to discuss same-sex marriage today

Monday, July 20, 2015
Richard McClellan, chairman of the Michigan Law Revision Commission.
The meeting will include a report about the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling's impact on state law. ...

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Clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses could testify

Monday, July 20, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on the behalf of two gay couples and two straight couples.
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis ––who has stopped issuing marriage licenses after the legalization of same-sex marriage –– may testify in federal court today. ...

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AP Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage

Sunday, July 19, 2015
The poll found pronounced differences in viewpoints on gay marriage depending on political affiliation.
Near-even split over whether local officials should be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, ...

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