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Marriage Equality

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, the United States and the Untied Kingdom. (In the United Kingdom, same-sex marriage is legal in England and Wales, and will become legal in Scotland in the Fall of 2014.) Same-sex marriage in Luxembourg will come into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 19 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington), and in the District of Columbia. Legal challenges are pending in the remaining 31 states.

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Lambda Legal seeks marriage recognition for terminally ill Ind. woman and her wife

| Monday, March 31, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Lambda Legal on Monday asked a federal court to order the state of Indiana to recognize the marriage of a terminally ill woman and her wife.

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Three Mozilla board members resign over CEO who opposes same-sex marriage

| Monday, March 31, 2014
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Three Mozilla board members have resigned over the selection of Brendan Eich, a Mozilla co-founder, as the company's new chief executive. The resignations are the latest fallout since the announcement last week that Eich -- who in 2008 donated to fight against marriage equality in California -- would lead Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox web browser.

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Poll: Support for gay marriage in Va. still 50 percent, no change in past year

| Monday, March 31, 2014
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Support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Virginia has stands at 50 percent just a little more than a month after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional.

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Elton John, David Furnish to exchange vows again to celebrate UK gay marriage

| Saturday, March 29, 2014
Matt Sayles, APElton John and David Furnish
LONDON -- Elton John and David Furnish say they plan to exchange vows for a second time to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom.

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Gay couples at center of marriage lawsuit to be honored by Oklahoma ACLU

| Saturday, March 29, 2014
James Gibbard, Tulsa World (AP)Gay Phillips, left, her partner Sue Barton, and Mary Bishop and her partner Sharon Baldwin have a champagne toast during a celebration at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Tulsa, Okla., after a federal judge struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban.
NORMAN, Okla. -- The American Civil Liberties Union is honoring two lesbian couples at the center of a potentially landmark gay rights case that challenges the constitutionality of Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage.

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At midnight hour, first same-sex weddings take place in United Kingdom

| Friday, March 28, 2014
Matt Dunham, APSean Adl-Tabatabai, left, and Sinclair Treadway kiss each other as they are announced officially married during a wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall in London, minutes into Saturday, March 29, 2014.
LONDON -- Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history.

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Opponents file first brief in appeal of Virginia’s same-sex marriage ruling

| Friday, March 28, 2014
Steve Helber, APPlaintiffs in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court after a hearing on Virginia's ban on gay marriage in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal judge who struck down Virginia's gay marriage ban usurped the state's authority to decide whether same-sex unions should be allowed, a lawyer defending the ban said Friday.

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Ohio couple dismisses challenge to gay marriage ban over healthcare coverage

| Friday, March 28, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A married, same-sex couple in Ohio who had trouble getting family coverage under the federal health care law has dismissed their lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s gay marriage ban.

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Groups defend Florida’s same-sex marriage ban, want lawsuit dismissed

| Friday, March 28, 2014
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MIAMI -- A coalition of black and Hispanic civil rights groups and pastors is challenging the grounds of a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Same-sex couple’s divorce case could test Nebraska’s gay marriage ban

| Friday, March 28, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A lesbian couple who married in Iowa in 2009 is now petitioning the Nebraska Supreme Court to be allowed to divorce in a case that could test the constitutionality of Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage.

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