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Marriage Equality

As of February 9, 2015:

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 37 states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, 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, 16 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, 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, Scotland, and Wales.) A marriage equality law will come into effect in Finland in 2016.

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Fight or flee? The GOP grapples with same-sex marriage

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mike Huckabee
WASHINGTON -- It took just a few words for the Supreme Court to deal with the question of whether gay marriage is legal. For Republicans thinking about running for the White House in 2016, it won't be that easy. The court's decision Monday to reject appeals from five states that [...]

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Fischer: Gay marriage decision the ‘Roe v. Wade of sodomy based marriage’

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Bryan-Fischer
To say that anti-gay Religious Right groups are furious with the U.S. Supreme Court would be a massive understatement and nobody was more livid about it than the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, who spent two segments of his radio program today blasting the Court for having now issued [...]

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N.C. same-sex marriage advocates seek immediate ruling to overturn ban

Monday, October 6, 2014
North-Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Same-sex marriage advocates in North Carolina say they will ask a federal judge to quickly strike down the state's ban following the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeals of the issue. American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina legal director Chris Brook said the group will [...]

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NOM vows to ‘devote all our energy and resources’ to fight same-sex marriage

Monday, October 6, 2014
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks during a rally for the opponents of gay marriage at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 28, 2014.. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.`
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, reacts to Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not hear appeals in same-sex marriage cases from five states. [...]

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Virginia AG officiates as marriage plaintiffs renew wedding vows

Monday, October 6, 2014
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring officiates as Carol Schall and Mary Townley renew their wedding vows on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- In an emotional ceremony in front of the John Marshall Courthouse in downtown Richmond, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring renewed the vows of two of the plaintiffs who successfully challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “This is the outcome we have hoped for,” said Herring, who [...]

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Arizona same-sex marriage ban on thin ice as state awaits rulings in two cases

Monday, October 6, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX -- Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage appears to be on even thinner ice now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to overturn federal courts that declared bans in five states unconstitutional. Monday's unexpected decision not to hear appeals from Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia means Arizona's efforts [...]

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Same-sex marriage in Wyoming could come sooner than expected

Monday, October 6, 2014
wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Same-sex marriage could become legal in Wyoming by year's end after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit it. [...]

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Missouri will not appeal ruling that it recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

Monday, October 6, 2014
Attorney General Chris Koster (D-Mo.)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he won't appeal a ruling that Missouri must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. [...]

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Utah governor directs state agencies to begin recognizing same-sex marriage

Monday, October 6, 2014
Plaintiffs, from left, Moudi Sbeity, his partner Derek Kitchen, Kody Partridge and her wife, Laurie Wood, celebrate following a news conference Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Utah and four other states that had sought to bar marriage between gay couples.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gay couples in Utah celebrated and sought marriage licenses Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for them to marry there and in 30 other states by rejecting an appeal that sought to ban same-sex unions. The denial of the appeal by Utah and [...]

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Pueblo County, Colo., clerk resumes issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Monday, October 6, 2014
Pueblo County Clerk Bo Ortiz.
DENVER -- Colorado's Pueblo County is now issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court turned away appeals on the question of same-sex wedding bans. [...]

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