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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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U.S. Supreme Court schedules conference on Louisiana gay marriage appeal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
In September, a federal judge upheld Louisiana’s ban, a rare loss for marriage equality advocates who, at the time, had won more than 20 consecutive rulings overturning bans in other states. ...

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Same-sex couple’s divorce hearing set before Broward County judge

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Judge Dale Cohen
A judge in Broward County who found Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has set a hearing to finalize the divorce of a gay couple. ...

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Tennis great Martina Navratilova marries partner Julia Lemigova

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Martina Navratilova (right) and ulia Lemigova.
The couple speaks to the BBC following their wedding ceremony in New York on Monday. ...

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First Circuit sets briefing schedule in appeal of Puerto Rico gay marriage case

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Puerto-Rico
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Tuesday issued a briefing schedule in the appeal of a federal judge's ruling that upheld Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban. ...

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Florida clerks association says federal marriage ruling affects only one county

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Miami, Fla.
The association representing Florida's 67 court clerks says only Washington County, Fla. is bound by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle's ruling in August that the gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. ...

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Ireland plans May vote on legalizing same-sex marriage

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Dublin, Ireland
DUBLIN — Prime Minister ENDA Kenny says Ireland‘s voters will be asked to legalize same-sex marriage, a government-backed measure that reflects rapid social change in the predominantly Catholic nation. Kenny told lawmakers Tuesday that the government would subject its planned ...

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First same-sex couples marry in Scotland as new marriage law takes effect

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster.
Scotland’s first same-sex marriages can officially begin Tuesday as couples in Scottish civil partnerships can convert their union to marriage. ...

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Tennessee breaks ranks, tells Supreme Court to stay out of marriage debate

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tennessee
Tennessee argues that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit got it right when it upheld same-sex marriage bans, and that there is no need for Supreme Court Justices to step in now.   ...

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South Carolina 4th Circuit appeal of same-sex marriage cases

Monday, December 15, 2014
The Lewis F. Powell Jr. Courthouse in Richmond, Va., is home to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The Fourth Circuit has consolidated the two South Caroling marriage cases and granted the state's motion to put the appeals on hold while they seek relief from the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Florida application to Justice Thomas for stay of same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, December 15, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed an emergency petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in place past Jan. 5. ...

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