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).
- Monday, April 6, 2015Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers.
- Sunday, April 5, 2015Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman during the religion's biannual conference in Salt Lake City this weekend.
- Saturday, April 4, 2015A same-sex couple is asking a federal court to order Michigan to recognize their out-of-state marriage immediately as one man's fight with brain cancer worsens.
- Friday, April 3, 2015Alabama's attorney general is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to leave in place a lower court's decision letting several states continue defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman.
- Friday, April 3, 2015Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are among 57 Republicans in Congress who are calling on the Supreme Court to uphold state bans on same-sex marriage.
- Friday, April 3, 2015The Arkansas Supreme Court could avoid having to resolve the sex-marriage debate after justices decided a separate case is needed before they can hear it - a move that will likely push the consideration until after…
- Thursday, April 2, 2015Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a federal judge in Texas' temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to married, same-sex couples.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015With a landmark vote by the assembly of Tokyo's Shibuya ward, the district famous as a mecca for trendy youngsters became the first locale in Japan to recognize same sex partnerships as the "equivalent of a…