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Marriage Equality

As of November 20, 2014:

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 35 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming), in the District of Columbia, and in the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. Legal challenges are pending in the remaining states.

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 and the Untied Kingdom. (In the United Kingdom, same-sex marriage is legal in England and Wales, and will become legal in Scotland on Dec. 31, 2014.) Same-sex marriage in Luxembourg will come into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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U.S. Conference of Mayors urges courts to allow same-sex marriage

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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DALLAS -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is urging federal courts up to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex couples nationwide to marry. More than 200 mayors gathered in Dallas for a 4-day conference that ended Monday.

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Orlando city council supports overturning same-sex marriage ban

Monday, June 23, 2014
Buddy Dyer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando's city council has voted to support overturning Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. City council members approved Mayor Buddy Dyer's proposal to file a friend of the court brief in a lawsuit set for a hearing early next month in Miami.

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Group of attorneys from across Okla. support same-sex marriage

Monday, June 23, 2014
Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A group of about 85 attorneys from across Oklahoma are joining a coalition in support of same-sex marriage in the state and the country. The group Oklahoma Lawyers for Marriage is launching its website on Monday and supports the idea that all marriages should be legally recognized.

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U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney marries longtime partner

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sean Patrick Maloney
COLD SPRING, N.Y. -- Freshman U.S. congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has married his longtime partner. The New York Democrat exchanged vows with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring.

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Obama Administration expands federal benefits for married same-sex couples

Friday, June 20, 2014
AP
WASHINGTON -- A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where same-sex marriage is against the law. The new measures range from ...

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Ark. legislators OK statement urging court to uphold same-sex marriage ban

Friday, June 20, 2014
Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a resolution that urges the state Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages. The measure by Republican Sen. Jason Rapert of Conway passed easily on a voice vote, despite strenuous objections from some Democrats.

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‘Modern Family’ star Ty Burrell headlines same-sex marriage fundraiser in Utah

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Modern Family's Ty Burrell, left, and co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson laugh during an interview Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Burrell is headlining a fundraiser in Salt Lake City on Thursday, an event staged by an organization that Ferguson and his real-life husband created to help pay for the legal costs of challenging same-sex marriage bans.
SALT LAKE CITY -- "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell says he sees same-sex marriage in the United States is a "tide that can't be turned." Burrell headlined a fundraiser Thursday evening in Salt Lake City to help cover legal costs for couples fighting Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, lending his celebrity to help a group backed by sitcom co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Effort to repeal Ohio same-sex marriage ban won’t make November ballot

Thursday, June 19, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A key organizer in the ballot effort to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban says a revised proposal lacks the required signatures to go before voters this fall. FreedomOhio's executive director Ian James also said Thursday the campaign would not have had enough money to run an effective statewide campaign this year.

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Alaska defends same-sex marriage ban as its ‘sovereign state’ right

Thursday, June 19, 2014
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JUNEAU, Alaska -- The state of Alaska denies its laws on marriage curb the constitutional rights of five same-sex couples suing over its same-sex marriage ban. State attorneys say Alaska isn't required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and that, as a sovereign state, Alaska has the right to define and regulate marriage.

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Ind. says it has the right to pick and choose which marriages it recognizes

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Attorney General Greg Zoeller (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- States have the right to decide which out-of-state licenses they choose to recognize, including marriage licenses, attorneys for Indiana argued in a brief filed with a federal appeals court. The filing by the Indiana attorney general's office Wednesday in the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago was in response to...

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