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Marriage Equality

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

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 19 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington), and in the District of Columbia.

Federal or state judges in Idaho, Oklahoma, Virginia, Michigan, Texas, Utah and Arkansas recently have found state same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. Judges also have ordered Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. All rulings have been stayed pending appeals.

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Judge: Ky. must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states

| Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, part of an unprecedented barrage of marriage equality lawsuits in states where voters have overwhelmingly opposed recognition of gay and lesbian couples.

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ACLU files suit against Mo. for not recognizing same-sex marriages

| Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Missouri
ST. LOUIS -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force Missouri to recognize same-sex marriages performed in places that allow them, saying the state's refusal to do so "undermines the couples' ability to achieve their life goals and dreams."

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Kan. House OKs bill allowing religious discrimination against gay couples

| Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House is preparing to take final action on a bill intended to keep individuals, groups and businesses from being compelled to provide services for same-sex ceremonies.

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Gay rights group files lawsuit challenging Louisiana gay marriage ban

| Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS -- Four married gay couples have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Louisiana Constitution's prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.

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Judge to hear challenge of Texas’ same-sex marriage ban

| Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Lisa Krantz, The San Antonio Express-News (AP)Cleo DeLeon, left, and Nicole Dimetman play with their son at their home in Austin, Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Two gay couples challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage will take their case to federal court on Wednesday in the wake of recent legal victories in two other conservative states.

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Utah AG needs more taxpayer money to defend same-sex marriage ban

| Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Attorney General Sean Reyes (R-Utah)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says his office is seeking extra money from lawmakers to help pay for the state's legal fight over same-sex marriage.

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Colo. AG candidate: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional, shouldn’t be defended

| Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Don Quick
DENVER -- The Democrats' candidate for Colorado attorney general says the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional rights of same-sex couples and that the law shouldn't be defended.

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ACLU to challenge Missouri ban on same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Missouri
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The American Civil Liberties Union plans to file suit challenging Missouri's treatment of same-sex marriages, an ACLU spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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Kan. House gives initial OK on bill to allow discrimination against gay couples

| Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas House members have given first-round approval to a bill aimed at protecting people, groups and businesses that cite religious reasons for refusing to provide goods or services for gay weddings.

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Poll: Most Kentuckians still oppose same-sex marriage, yet gap narrows

| Monday, February 10, 2014
Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Nearly a decade after 74 percent of Kentuckians voted for a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriages and civil unions, a new poll finds than margin narrowing.

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