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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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Alabama officials tell court: Same-sex marriage would cause confusion, conflict

Monday, February 2, 2015
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Alabama will be thrown into confusion and conflict if a federal court permits same-sex weddings to begin next week, the state's attorney general's office argued in a Monday court filing. ...

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Obama’s budget proposal grants spousal benefits to married, same-sex couples

Monday, February 2, 2015
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President Barack Obama’s $4 trillion budget proposal released Monday includes a major change to the Social Security Act that would allow same-sex couples to receive spousal benefits regardless of where they live. ...

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Kagan: Don’t expect cameras in Supreme Court for gay marriage arguments

Monday, February 2, 2015
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Justice Elena Kagan has bad news for people hoping to watch the Supreme Court's historic gay marriage arguments on TV: Don't expect cameras in the court anytime soon. ...

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National marriage equality advocacy group launches TV campaign in Alabama

Monday, February 2, 2015
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The national marriage equality advocacy group "Freedom to Marry" has launched a new television ad campaign in Alabama to build public support for same-sex marriage. ...

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Marriage News Watch: February 2, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015
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Marriage could be starting next week in Alabama – anti-gay officials are saying that they don’t have to let gay couples get married, but their reasoning isn’t exactly what you would call true. ...

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Mike Huckabee compares same-sex marriage to alcohol, profanity

Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity - options the Republican weighing a 2016 presidential bid says are appealing to others, but not to him. ...

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Alabama judges weighing whether to officiate same-sex weddings

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Shanté Wolfe, left and Tori Sisson embrace near the Montgomery County Courthouse, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala., where they planned to stay overnight hoping to be married the following morning. Later that day, a federal judge stayed her order overturning Alabama's gay marriage ban for two weeks.
While Alabama law requires probate courts to issue marriage licenses, judges and other court officials have the option of whether to perform wedding ceremonies. ...

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Alabama same-sex marriage supporters to hold free weddings in Huntsville

Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Supporters of same-sex marriage are organizing free weddings in Huntsville once a judge's ruling legalizing same-sex unions takes effect. ...

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Alabama governor asks appeals court to keep gay marriage ruling on hold

Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is asking an appellate court to stay a judge's decision that overturned Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Montana lawmakers consider eliminating law banning same‑sex marriage

Friday, January 30, 2015
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Rep. Bryce Bennett of Missoula introduced House Bill 282 in the House Judiciary Committee Friday. The Democrat's bill would remove same-sex couples from a list of prohibited marriages. ...

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