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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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Taiwan legislature debates marriage equality proposal, first in East Asia

Monday, December 22, 2014
Taiwan
A proposed amendment to Taiwan's Civil Code that aims to legalize same-sex marriage is under debate Monday in a legislative committee. ...

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Idaho ordered to pay over $400K in attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

Monday, December 22, 2014
Idaho state capitol in Boise.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Friday awarded an amount that is about 10 percent less than what the lawyers requested. ...

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Uncertainty surrounds Arkansas same-sex marriage challenge

Monday, December 22, 2014
As of yet, Arkansas' civil rights law doesn't include sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Arkansas Supreme Court's biggest piece of unfinished business as it wraps up 2014 is whether the state's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. ...

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014
Marriage equality supports gather outside a Florida courthouse on July 2, 2014.
Florida clerks can start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in January -- but if they do, they could risk arrest and jail time. ...

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Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Elton John and David Furnish exchange wedding vows on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.
Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. ...

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Salt Lake City mayor issues ‘Freedom to Marry Day’ proclamation

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Ralph Becker
Mayor Ralph Becker, who officiated some three-dozen wedding ceremonies after Utah gay marriage ban was struck down, described the day as one of his most memorable in public office. ...

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Utah’s LGBT community celebrates anniversary of landmark marriage ruling

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Kim Raff, APChris Serrano, left, and Clifton Webb kiss after being married, as people wait in line to get licenses outside of the marriage division of the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office in Salt Lake City, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
Saturday is the anniversary of a federal's judge's landmark ruling striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block same‑sex marriages in Florida

Friday, December 19, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Marriage equality is coming to Florida... the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to extend a stay past Jan. 5 of a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. ...

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Wyoming Republicans criticize governor for not continuing gay marriage fight

Friday, December 19, 2014
Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.)
Goshen County Republican Party have signed a letter that rebukes GOP Gov. Matt Mead for not do more to fight same-sex marriage in Wyoming. ...

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ACLU dismisses Wisconsin lawsuit seeking recognition of same-sex marriages

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The state said in October the marriages were valid after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a ruling declaring Wisconsin's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. ...

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