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Marriage Equality

As of January 6, 2015:

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 36 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming), in the District of Columbia, and in the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. Legal challenges are pending in the remaining states.

Since 2000, 16 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay) have legalized same-sex marriage, as have parts of Mexico and the Untied Kingdom. (In the United Kingdom, same-sex marriage is legal in England, Scotland, and Wales.) A marriage equality law will come into effect in Finland in 2016.

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Anti-LGBT activist wants National Guard deployed to stop same-sex marriages

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Randy Thomasson
Anti-LGBT activist Randy Thomasson has a message for governors across America: deploy the National Guard to stop same-sex marriages. [...]

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Federal judge strikes down South Dakota same-sex marriage ban, ruling stayed

Monday, January 12, 2015
South-Dakota
A federal judge in South Dakota has struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling has been stayed pending a likely appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Louisiana same-sex marriage case

Monday, January 12, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take on a same-sex marriage case from Louisiana that remains under review in a federal appeals court, and re-listed cases from four other states for conference later this week. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
It's been a huge week for marriage equality. Florida became the 36th state with the freedom to marry, judges in three southern states heard oral arguments, and the Supreme Court considered cases from five states. [...]

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Gay couple denied marriage license after anti-gay activist alleges they’re insane

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Victor Manuel Aguirre, left, and Fernando Urias, holding a sign that reads #MisDerechosNoSonLocura ("My Rights Are Not Madness")
A gay couple in Mexico was denied the right to marry after an anti-gay activist who gives mandatory pre-marital talks to couples preparing for civil wedding ceremonies, said the couple suffers from insanity. [...]

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No action Friday by U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage cases

Saturday, January 10, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court did not grant review in any new cases on Friday as gay rights activists eagerly awaited news that it might consider a new round of cases challenging states' ability to ban same-sex marriage. [...]

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Same-sex marriage now legal in Vietnam, but without government recognition

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Vietnam
Although same-sex marriages can now take place under a revised law which went into effect New Year’s Day, the government still does not recognize them or provide legal protections in cases of disputes. [...]

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Ninth Circuit denies Idaho’s request to reconsider same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, January 9, 2015
The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, home of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter's request for a review of the court's ruling last year that overturned Idaho's ban on gay marriage. [...]

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Federal appeals court weighs overturning marriage bans in three southern states

Friday, January 9, 2015
5th Circuit
Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a powerful legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights. [...]

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Lawmaker aims to prevent federal ruling from allowing same-sex marriage in Texas

Friday, January 9, 2015
Cecil Bell
The bill would strip state and other public employees of their salaries and benefits if they issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple [...]

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