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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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ACLU revises Kansas same-sex marriage lawsuit to raise new claims

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kansas has asked the court to dismiss as moot the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the ban.
WICHITA, Kan. -- The American Civil Liberties Union revised on Wednesday its lawsuit over gay marriage in Kansas to include claims that the state is refusing to recognize unions performed in Kansas and other states. The group's amended complaint seeks ...

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Federal judge overturns Mississippi same-sex marriage ban, ruling stayed

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal judge on Tuesday overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but circuit clerks cannot immediately start to issue marriage licenses to gay or lesbian couples because the order was on hold for two weeks so the ...

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Federal judge strikes down Arkansas gay marriage ban, ruling stayed

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A federal judge has struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban, which could pave the way for county clerks to eventually resume issuing licenses. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled Tuesday in favor of a pair of ...

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Man accused of threatening Obama over gay marriage support ruled incompetent

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Deryke Matthew Pfeifer
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An Alabama man is mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of threatening President Barack Obama's life, and prison officials should determine whether he was also incapacitated at the time of the alleged offense, a federal judge ...

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Both sides want judge to bypass trial, rule in South Dakota gay marriage case

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The number of marriage licenses issued to gay couples in South Dakota represents about 5 percent of the 839 licenses issued to all couples from June 26 to July 27.
PIERRE, S.D. -- A federal judge presiding over a challenge to South Dakota's gay marriage ban should bypass a trial and rule on the case, the state attorney general's office argued Tuesday. The office joined six same-sex couples who are ...

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ACLU files lawsuit against Ozark, Mo., fire district for denying spousal benefits

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Ozark, Mo., fire department captain seeking spousal benefits for same-sex couples. ...

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Michigan AG urges U.S. Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
APAttorney General Bill Schuette (R-Mich.)
LANSING, Mich. -- Attorney General Bill Schuette and supporters of gay marriage have at least one thing in common: They want the U.S. Supreme Court to use a Michigan case to settle the legality of same-sex marriage. ...

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Poll: Majority of Wyoming residents support marriage equality

Monday, November 24, 2014
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LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Just weeks after same-sex couples in Wyoming gained the the right to marry, a new survey finds the majority of the state's residents support marriage for same-sex couples. ...

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Ninth Circuit won’t reconsider NOM’s bid to appeal Oregon gay marriage ruling

Monday, November 24, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
A federal appeals court has denied a request by the National Organization for Marriage that the court reconsider its motion to appeal a federal judge's ruling that struck down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Texas plaintiffs ask judge to lift stay on same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, November 24, 2014
The ruling is similar to what other big Texas cities have adopted, and aims to protect gay and transgender people against discrimination in employment and public places.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Plaintiffs in a challenge to Texas' ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to lift his stay on an ruling striking down the ban earlier this year. ...

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