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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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Arkansas gay marriage plaintiffs: Lift stay

Friday, August 14, 2015
Arkansas had suggested Baker's decision was moot.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker's decision on Tuesday that struck down a 2004 constitutional amendment. ...

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Marriage license stalemate: Clerk once again asks judge to stay decision

Friday, August 14, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis to issue the licenses. She immediately appealed. ...

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Clerk still won’t issue marriage licenses; asks for delay

Friday, August 14, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
Kim Davis has until Monday to convince the judge that her Christian faith should exempt her. ...

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US, Chile put spotlight on extremist attacks on LGBT people

Thursday, August 13, 2015
The two ambassadors said the objective of the meeting is to hear first-hand details of attacks against LGBT people.
At least 76 countries retain laws used to harass people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. ...

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Are gay men turning into the “sex police?”

Thursday, August 13, 2015
"You know what I  won't stand for? Other gays playing sex police."
"We've forgotten that sexual liberation has always been a cornerstone of queer liberation." ...

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BREAKING: Clerk’s office defies court – still no same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Rowan County clerk Nathan Davis, right, informs David Moore that the clerk's office will not be issuing any marriage licenses, in defiance of an order from a federal judge in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has already filed a notice of appeal and plans to request a stay on the ruling.
"I will say that people are cruel, they are cruel, these people are cruel." ...

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BREAKING: Lawyers may hold Kentucky county clerk in contempt

Thursday, August 13, 2015
David Moore reacts after he and his partner leave the Rowan County Courthouse following an attempt to obtain a marriage license in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. In a decision Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses, but she has refused after filing an appeal the ruling to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kim Davis has refused to issue licenses to any couple, gay or straight, despite the court rulings. ...

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Court rules on wedding cake discrimination case

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig picket the bakery that refused them service.
Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, declined to make a cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012. ...

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Judge: Kentucky clerk must issue marriage licenses

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
Kim Davis stopped issuing licenses after the court's ruling in June. ...

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