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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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S.D. couple to file federal lawsuit challenging state’s gay marriage ban

| Friday, April 25, 2014
Jennie and Nancy Rosenbrahn
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A lesbian couple from South Dakota will marry in Minneapolis this weekend before returning home to file a lawsuit challenging their home state's ban on same-sex marriage, and recognition of lawful same-sex unions performed elsewhere.

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Equality Illinois lists clergy ready to officiate same-sex wedding ceremonies

| Friday, April 25, 2014
A program and an Illinois rainbow flag is placed on a seat for spectators who witnessed Gov. Pat Quinn sign the marriage bill into law.
CHICAGO -- Equality Illinois, an LGBT advocacy group, has put together a list of religious clergy who are ready to perform same-sex marriages.

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Judge in same-sex divorce case rules Texas gay marriage ban unconstitutional

| Thursday, April 24, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A state district judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, “paving the way for a San Antonio couple's divorce proceedings and subsequent child custody battle to continue.”

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Ore. same-sex marriage ban gets day in court, but no one’s there to defend it

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. -- Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon are urging a federal judge to strike down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Gay rights group seeks to expand Ohio same-sex marriage challenge

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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CINCINNATI -- A gay rights group wants to intervene in a court case that's being appealed, hoping to persuade a federal court to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban and allow same-sex couples to wed in the state.

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Couples challenging Ariz. same-sex marriage ban ask court for pretrial ruling

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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PHOENIX — Gay and lesbian couples challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court for a pretrial ruling in their favor.

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Republican activists push party to drop opposition to same-sex marriage

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Reince Priebus is Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
As bans against same-sex marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

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Federal judge to hear Oregon same-sex marriage challenge

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure.

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Judge denies NOM’s request to postpone hearing in Ore. gay marriage challenge

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
U.S. District Judge Michael McShane
EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge in Oregon said Tuesday he would not postpone a long-scheduled hearing challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban to accommodate an eleventh hour request by the National Organization for Marriage to intervene in the suit and defend the ban.

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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by The New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT activists and journalists this week, both publicly and privately.

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