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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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Antigay Oregon judge goes before disciplinary commission

Monday, November 9, 2015
Marion County judge Vance Day
On Monday, a judge who refused to perform same-sex marriages is expected to go before a judicial disciplinary commission ...

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Couple at center of Michigan gay marriage case jointly adopt each other’s kids

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Jayne Rowse, left, and April DeBoer, arrive with their children and family at the Oakland County Circuit Court, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Pontiac, Mich. The couple from Michigan has jointly adopted five children, closing a case that started when they challenged the state's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. They sued the state in 2012, initially challenging Michigan's restrictions on joint adoption and later the ban on gay marriage at the suggestion of the judge in the case.
Two Detroit-area nurses jointly adopted five children on Thursday, closing a case that started when they challenged Michigan's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. ...

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‘No constitutional basis’: Mississippi Supreme Court narrowly grants same-sex divorce

Friday, November 6, 2015
Mississippi resident Lauren Czekala-Chatham (center)
The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce -- even as two justices claimed The Supreme Court's landmark ruling has no constitutional basis. ...

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Missouri venue refuses to wed lesbian couple

Friday, November 6, 2015
Beverly Vaughn and Rachel Cathey
Same-sex weddings are legal nationwide, but finding a place to do it isn't always easy, as a lesbian couple discovered while planning their wedding ceremony. ...

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Kentucky clerk Kim Davis loses latest gay marriage appeal

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Kim Davis
The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday denied her latest request for a reprieve. ...

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Man who adopted his partner now wants the right to marry him

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Drew Bosee (left) and Nino Esposito
The state judge says he's “sensitive to the situation,” but that they cannot marry “because they are legally father and son.” ...

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Slovenia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Supporters of the law insist that human rights issues shouldn't be decided in a referendum.
Lawmakers have set a referendum on same-sex marriage for Dec. 20. ...

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Court: Judge properly tossed gay couple’s parental request

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.
A judge properly dismissed a same-sex couple's request for a declaration that one of them is the legal parent of the other's child, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. ...

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This couple was mercilessly bullied by antigay trolls. How they got their revenge is truly amazing.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Naparuj Mond Kaendi & Thorsten Mid
All the hate in the world couldn't stop them from demonstrating what love looks like. ...

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Ohio to pay $1.5 million in gay marriage attorneys’ fees

Monday, November 2, 2015
The lawsuit forced Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples married in other states, and recognize gay marriages on death certificates.
The state has agreed to pay $1.5 million in attorneys' fees and expenses to the law firm that handled the challenges of Ohio's gay marriage ban. ...

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