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Marriage Equality

As of February 9, 2015:

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 37 states (Alabama, 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. On May 22, 2015, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by a popular vote of its citizens.

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Contentious Louisiana anti-gay religious objections bill scheduled for hearing

Monday, May 18, 2015
Louisiana
A House committee on Tuesday is scheduled to debate a bill backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that thrust Louisiana into a national debate over religious freedom and the rights of same-sex couples. [...]

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With a sly look, emphasis on the word ‘Constitution,’ Ginsburg pronounces two men married

Monday, May 18, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
No one was sure if she was emphasizing her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case the Supreme Court is considering whether to decide if same-sex marriage is constitutional. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
Texas is setting itself up for a showdown with the Supreme Court. A bill to defy the court's rulings died in the House last week, but anti-gay politicians could find a sneaky way to revive it. [...]

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Jeb Bush: No constitutional right to same-sex marriage; businesses should be able to refuse gays

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Jeb Bush
“We need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage,” says Bush. “We have to restore committed, loving family life with a mom and dad loving their children with their heart and soul.” [...]

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Case of same-sex couple to receive marriage license in 1971 reverberates today

Sunday, May 17, 2015
R. Bertraine Heine, Minnesota Historical Society/APIn this May 18, 1970 photo, Mike McConnell, left, and Jack Baker, both 28, attempt to obtain a Hennepin County marriage license in Minneapolis.
Long before the fight over same-sex marriage began in earnest, long before gay couples began lining up for marriage licenses, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell decided to wed. [...]

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Alabama AG: Supreme Court shouldn’t rule on same-sex marriage

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Attorney General Luther Strange (R-Ala.)
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says America's founders would not have approved of the current members of the Supreme Court making decisions on issues such as same-sex marriage. [...]

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Irish voters expected to approve of marriage equality in upcoming referendum

Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Long considered one of the most socially conservative countries in Western Europe, support for gay rights has surged in Ireland in recent decades. [...]

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No, Ben Carson… same-sex marriage will not lead to polygamy

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ben Carson
So let's answer the question once and for all: why is same-sex marriage different from polygamous marriage? [...]

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Ted Cruz: Same-sex marriage is the greatest threat to religious freedom in American history

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ted Cruz
Cruz, who believes the gay “jihad” may soon lead to the imprisonment of pastors and the end of free speech, says the legalization of same-sex marriage is the greatest threat to religious liberty in U.S. history. [...]

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Bishop offends Catholics, gays in speech intended to denounce anti-gay discrimination

Friday, May 15, 2015
Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba
The Jesuit priest used a pejorative Spanish term for a gay man, and wondered aloud whether one of Jesus' 12 apostles could have been homosexual and Mary Magdalene a lesbian. [...]

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