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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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Mo. lawmaker introduces bill to repeal state’s ban on same-sex marriage

| Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mike Colona
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri state lawmaker has introduced legislation to repeal the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Lawmakers ask Holder to recognize Michigan’s same-sex newlyweds

| Thursday, March 27, 2014
Jake May, The Flint Journal (AP)Supporters hold up a banner during a pro-gay marriage rally held by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, outside of the Genesee County Courthouse in Flint, Mich.
DETROIT -- Six Democrats in Michigan's congressional delegation are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

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Robertson blames Satan for gay rights, recalls when gays were stoned to death

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pat-Robertson
On Wednesday's broadcast of the "700 Club," Pat Robertson said that Satan is behind homosexuality and that Jesus wouldn’t have served gay couples since they would have been stoned to death.

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Lawsuit filed challenging Puerto Rico ban on same-sex marriage recognition

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A Puerto Rico attorney who married her longtime partner on the U.S. mainland has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have their marriage recognized in her home territory.

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Governor: Mich. won’t recognize 300+ same-sex marriages performed Saturday

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.

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Federal judge rejects motion to dismiss challenge to Wis. gay marriage ban

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge has denied a motion by the state to stay the case involving the constitutionality of Wisconsin's marriage amendment.

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Snyder nears verdict on status of Mich. same-sex marriage licenses

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday he wants to quickly decide the legal status of hundreds of same-sex marriages conducted after a judge struck down Michigan's gay marriage ban but before the ruling was halted.

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Appeals court extends freeze on same-sex marriage in Michigan

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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DETROIT -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday put an indefinite halt to same-sex marriage in Michigan while it takes a longer look at a judge's decision overturning a 2004 ban.

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Michigan governor Rick Snyder stays cautious on same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who keeps mostly silent on social issues in favor of focusing on the economy, is stepping carefully on the issue of same-sex marriage after a judge's declaration that the state's ban is unconstitutional.

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Federal appeals court asked to let Michigan same-sex marriages resume

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Paul Sancya, APOakland County Clerk Lisa Brown signs a marriage license for Justin Flowers, middle, and Josh Redder after performing their wedding ceremony at the Oakland County Clerks office in Pontiac, Mich., Saturday, March 22, 2014.
DETROIT -- Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a higher court to reject an indefinite stay while the case is appealed by the state attorney general.

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