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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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US clerk in gay marriage fight: ‘A heaven or hell decision’

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
Kim Davis refuses to relent, and refuses to surrender in the battle over who can and can't be wed. ...

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Judge: Kim Davis has until end of day Wednesday to respond

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
In a statement, Davis said that "to issue a marriage license which conflicts with God's definition of marriage... would violate my conscience." ...

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BREAKING: Husband claims Kentucky clerk is ‘standing for God’

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Surrounded by the media, David Moore, center, and his partner David Ermold attempt to apply for a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
Kim Davis says her office is continuing to deny marriage licenses to gay couples "under God's authority." ...

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BREAKING: Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
A defiant county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case (UPDATED)

Monday, August 31, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
Rowan County clerk Kim Davis will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her "moment of truth." ...

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BREAKING: Reckoning nears for clerk resisting same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, August 31, 2015
Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis
A lawyer representing Kim Davis said "she's going to have to think and pray about her decision overnight." ...

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Rowan County clerk unwittingly helped wed transgender man

Monday, August 31, 2015
Camryn Colen and his wife Lexie
"She saw just a straight couple in love, and she should see everybody like that." ...

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Kentucky clerk: ‘I will die’ fighting against gay marriage

Monday, August 31, 2015
Kentucky clerk Casey Davis
"Our law says 'one man and one woman' and that is what I held my hand up and took an oath to and that is what I expected." ...

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Kentucky County wants to fire clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
The Rowan County Attorney wants clerk Kim Davis charged with misconduct -- a step that may help oust her from her position. ...

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Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Maria Blevins of Morehead, Ky., waves her sign at passing cars during a protest on the lawn of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.
A note on the door did not explain the office's closure. ...

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