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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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Ben Carson: Congress should oust judges who rule for marriage equality

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ben Carson
Ben Carson, the likely Republican presidential candidate who believes that the gay rights movement is part of a communist conspiracy to bring about the New World Order, wants Congress to intervene in court cases involving marriage equality. ...

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Colo. won’t clarify civil unions law until Supreme Court issues marriage ruling

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
Colorado won't address some legal questions about civil unions pending a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. The state currently allows both same-sex marriage and civil unions. ...

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Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex divorce

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Mississippi Supreme Court
The Mississippi attorney general's office told the court that the state can't grant a divorce to same-sex couple because their marriage is void in Mississippi. ...

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State of the Union: Obama says fight for marriage equality is ‘a story of freedom’

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Just months before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the issue of nationwide marriage equality, President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised the issue as “a story of freedom across our country” and “a civil right.” ...

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Georgia asks judge halt gay marriage challenge until Supreme Court rules

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Georgia
Lawyers for the state of Georgia have asked a federal judge to stop any action on a challenge to the state's ban on gay marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rule on the issue. ...

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Judge puts N.D. same-sex marriage case on hold for Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
North-Dakota
A federal judge put a lawsuit challenging North Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage on hold Tuesday pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Florida newlyweds, plaintiffs in gay marriage case to attend State of the Union

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Todd Delmay, right, and his spouse Jeff Delmay hug after they were married by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Miami.
Florida newlyweds Todd and Jeff Delmay will attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address in Washington on Tuesday as guests of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. ...

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United Kingdom’s first same-sex pagan wedding held in Scotland

Monday, January 19, 2015
Tom Lanting and Iain Robertson
The United Kindsom's first Pagan same-sex wedding took place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday. The couple, who have been together for 12 years, are both Hedge Witches and live in Edinbrugh. ...

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Marriage News Watch: January 19, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015
Carolyn Burgess, left, and Ally Logan kiss at the Clerk of Court's desk as they get their marriage license at the Missoula County Courthouse Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Missoula, Mont.
Bills to discriminate against gay couples are rapidly multiplying in Texas. And multiple states are still wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to reverse marriage equality. ...

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Fla. couple whose driver’s licenses were cancelled prevail, but won’t drop lawsuit

Monday, January 19, 2015
Daniel and Scott Wall-DeSousa show off their new driver's licenses.
Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Florida, a couple whose driver's licenses were cancelled because they used their married names, have has finally received new licenses bearing their hyphenated last name. ...

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