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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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U.S. Supreme Court asked to review Louisiana same-sex marriage case

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS -- Gay-rights advocates challenging Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban want the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case before it is heard by a federal appeals court. ...

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Arkansas Supreme Court takes up same-sex marriage case

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Justices of the Arkansas Supreme Court
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Supreme Court justices questioned Thursday whether banning same-sex marriage is constitutional just because voters approved it a decade ago, even if the restriction conflicts with rights outlined in the state's constitution. ...

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Governor directs Kansas state agencies to not yet recognize same-sex marriages

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Same-sex couples in Kansas can get married, but the state isn't yet allowing them to change their last names on their driver's licenses. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block same-sex marriages in South Carolina

Thursday, November 20, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina but Attorney General Alan Wilson said the issue is still not settled. The court denied Wilson's request to prevent the marriages while he ...

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Two courts set to take up same-sex marriage in Arkansas

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arguments are set in two Arkansas courtrooms on whether the state should drop its prohibition against same-sex marriages. ...

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Kansas AG wants clarity on same-sex marriage from U.S. Supreme Court

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R-Kansas)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday that his vigorous defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban is designed to get a final decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. Without such a ruling, the legal uncertainty - ...

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Federal judge strikes down Montana same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
J. Stephen Conn
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- A federal judge in Montana has struck down that state's same-sex marriage ban. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris comes in a challenge filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana on behalf ...

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S.C. Supreme Court lifts injunction that blocked same-sex marriage licenses

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Supreme Court has lifted an injunction that prohibited the state's probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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‘19 Kids’ star Josh Duggar leads anti-gay marriage rally at Arkansas capitol

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Josh Duggar of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," now Executive Director of FRC Action, speaks at an ant-gay marriage rally in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Opponents of same-sex marriage rallied at the Arkansas state Capitol on Wednesday, demanding that the state Supreme Court not overturn a 2004 ballot measure that defines marriage in Arkansas as being between one man and one ...

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Alaska has spent over $100K defending same-sex marriage lawsuit

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state of Alaska has spent more than $103,000 to defend a lawsuit that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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