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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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Kansas City, Mo., moves to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

Monday, December 8, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City leaders are fighting back against a Missouri legislative effort to stop the city from recognizing legal same-sex marriages performed in other states. ...

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014
Vernon Scoville, officiates during Robert Gann, left, and John Kenny Rodricks, right, wedding at the Jackson County Courthouse Legislative Chambers, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Scoville is retired associate circuit judge for Jackson County. Same-sex marriages began occurring Friday in the Kansas City area after a federal judge declared that Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
Marriage could be coming to Florida sooner than we expected. Plus, after last week's big win, the Mississippi lawsuit is now on the fast track to an appeal. ...

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Mississippi appeal of gay marriage ruling leaves same-sex couples in limbo

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Rebecca Bickett and Andrea Sanders
For weeks, Rebecca "Becky" Bickett and her longtime partner Andrea Sanders kept a bag packed with wedding clothes. ...

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Missouri AG files notice to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to 8th Circuit

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Attorney General Chris Koster (D-Mo.)
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on has filed notice that he will appeal a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Kansas minister who officiated mass same-sex wedding getting death threats

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Rev. Jackie Carter
A Kansas pastor who performs same-sex weddings is growing increasingly frightened by death threats directed at her and members of her church. ...

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Court schedules hearing in appeal of Mississippi same-sex marriage ruling

Saturday, December 6, 2014
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Three federal appeals court judges will hear arguments next month in a challenge to Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Former music director of Chicago parish sues over anti-gay discrimination

Friday, December 5, 2014
Colin Collette
CHICAGO -- The longtime music director of a suburban Chicago parish has filed human rights complaints after he was fired earlier this year following his engagement to his same-sex partner. Colin Collette, who worked at Holy Family Catholic Church in ...

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New Alaska attorney general to review same-sex marriage appeal

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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JUNEAU, Alaska -- Craig Richards, Alaska's new attorney general, says he will review litigation over same-sex marriage in the state strictly along constitutional lines. Richards, 39, is the former law partner of Gov. Bill Walker, who defeated Parnell and took ...

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No same-sex marriages in Mississippi while state appeals ruling

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal appeals court on Thursday agreed to expedite the process for considering a challenge to Mississippi's same-sex marriage ban, while extending a stay on a district court's ruling striking down the ban. ...

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Same-sex couple takes divorce case to Missouri Supreme Court

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City, Mo.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An attorney for a man seeking a divorce from his husband argued Wednesday before the Missouri Supreme Court that the state should dissolve the union, even though the state constitution doesn't allow same-sex partners to wed. ...

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