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Marriage Equality

As of October 25, 2014:

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 32 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming), and in the District of Columbia. Legal challenges are pending in the remaining states.

Since 2000, 15 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, 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 and Wales, and will become legal in Scotland on Dec. 31, 2014.) Same-sex marriage in Luxembourg will come into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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Wis. governor largely silent on same-sex marriage since ruling

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks with the media at a campaign appearance Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Oak Creek, Wis. Walker, who is running for re-election this year and eyeing a bid for president in 2016, said that his personal opposition to same-sex marriage doesn't matter because the ban on gay marriage was put into the state constitution by a vote of the people.
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker has a history of forcefully opposing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin, but in the wake of the state's ban on gay marriages being found unconstitutional the Republican leader said Thursday that his own views about the issue do not matter.

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Catholic bishops maintain focus on same-sex marriage, abortion

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Participants listen during the morning general session at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
NEW ORLEANS -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops meeting Wednesday renewed their focus on same-sex marriage and abortion under Pope Francis. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to make only limited revisions to a guide they publish every presidential election year on church teaching, voting and public policy.

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County official asks judge to allow her to appeal Pa. gay marriage ruling

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Theresa Santai-Gaffney
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A county official from eastern Pennsylvania is asking a federal judge to allow her to appeal his decision to overturn Pennsylvania's law barring the recognition of same-sex marriage. Gov. Tom Corbett's administration was defending the law, but declined to appeal Jones' May 20 decision to strike it down.

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Second lawsuit filed challenging North Dakota same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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FARGO, N.D. -- A second lawsuit has been filed in federal court challenging North Dakota's ban on gay marriage. The 33-page complaint filed by Janet Jorgensen and Cynthia Phillips, who were legally married in Minnesota, says the couple is treated as "legal strangers" in their home state.

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Calif. officials, community leaders urge Archbishop not to attend anti-gay rally

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Salvatore Cordileone
SAN FRANCISCO – Top California and San Francisco officials, along with faith, LGBT and civil rights leaders, are calling on San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to cancel his participation in an upcoming march and rally against marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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Same-sex marriages continue in Wisconsin amid court fight

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- Same-sex marriages were still being allowed in a majority of Wisconsin counties on Wednesday, even as those defending the state's ban were proceeding with legal action that could result in courts ordering the marriages to stop. Here's a look at where the legal fight and related issues stand:

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Judge puts W.Va. gay marriage suit on hold pending outcome of Va. case

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
West-Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has put a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage on hold until a federal appeals court decides a similar Virginia case. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers entered an order Tuesday that stayed the case until the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides a case from Virginia.

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New coalition launching to build support for marriage equality in Indiana

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Same-sex marriage supporters in Indiana are forming Hoosiers Unite for Marriage, a coalition to build support for their cause following high-profile fights over the issue at the Statehouse and in the courts. The ACLU of Indiana will be part of the coalition along with Liberty Indiana and the national group Freedom to Marry.

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Confusion in Wis. as appeals court mistakenly releases, then vacates order

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. -- The confusion over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin is getting thicker. On Tuesday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals released an order saying it appears it lacks jurisdiction because Crabb isn't done with the case. But the court later erased the order, saying it was mistakenly released.

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49 Wisconsin counties now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Same-sex couples and their supporters take a "selfie"  photo at the Outagamie County Clerk marriage license office on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Appleton, Wis.
MILWAUKEE -- The latest count by The Associated Press shows clerks in 49 Wisconsin counties are issuing licenses to same-sex couples who want to get married. Hundreds of same-sex couples have wed in Wisconsin since Friday, when U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

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