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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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Poll: Americans widely expect Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage

Thursday, June 11, 2015
J. Scott Applewhite (AP)
Nearly two-thirds of Americans expect the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide when it rules on the issue within the next few weeks, according to a new poll. ...

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‘Christian’ couple say they’ll divorce in protest if Australia allows gay couples to wed

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Nick and Sarah Jensen
A Canberra couple have vowed to get a divorce, ending their "sacred" 10-year union, if Australia legalizes same-sex marriage. ...

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‘President’ Santorum won’t enforce same-sex marriage ruling since it’s a ‘violation of the first amendment’

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Rick Santorum
Santorum said that he holds out hope that the Supreme Court will rule against marriage equality advocates “because there is no way that the left will stop at mere tolerance, they will demand conformity." ...

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Judge: Arkansas must recognize in-state same-sex marriages

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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A judge has ordered Arkansas officials to recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy a host of benefits such as filing taxes jointly and enrolling together in ...

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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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