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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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Judge in St. Louis rules Missouri same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
April Dawn Breeden, left, places a ring on the finger of her long-time partner Crystal Peairs, right, as they are married by Rev. Katie Hotze-Wilton, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at City Hall in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A judge in St. Louis on Wednesday ruled that Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, setting off a rush among some same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses. ...

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Kansas files notice of appeal in same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The state of Kansas is appealing a federal judge's order that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the state's ban. ...

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Maneuvering continues in South Carolina same-sex marriage cases

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
South-Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Although no hearings have yet been set, the legal maneuvering continues in federal cases brought by gay couples seeking to be married in South Carolina or have the state recognize their marriages performed out-of-state. Couples are suing ...

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Judge orders Kansas to allow same-sex marriage, state gets one week to appeal

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A federal judge has ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry, but he delayed enforcement of the order until next week to give the state time to appeal. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a ...

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Judge could rule this week in challenge to South Carolina gay marriage ban

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Colleen Condon, left, and Nichols Bleckley are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging South Carolina's gay marriage ban.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A federal judge in Charleston could rule as early as Wednesday in a challenge to South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban. The State reports that U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel has signaled that he likely will rule that ...

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Arizona destination resorts woo gay couples planning to marry

Saturday, November 1, 2014
unicipal Court Judge Kevin Kane, right, marries same-sex couple Tim Palak, 44, left, and Jason Bannecker, 39, of Phoenix on a balcony at Phoenix's City Hall on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, just hours after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
PHOENIX — Destination resorts across Arizona are broadening their marketing strategies since same-sex marriage became legal last month. Hotels in Phoenix, Sedona and elsewhere are offering discounts or tweaking their advertising to lure same-sex couples, reports the Arizona Republic. ...

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Kansas officials urge judge not to rule on same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 31, 2014
Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union ...

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Another lawsuit challenges South Carolina same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 31, 2014
South-Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Another lawsuit has been filed by people who say South Carolina officials refused to let them use a same-sex spouse's family name on a driver's license. The American Civil Liberties Union and SC Equality filed the lawsuit ...

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Judge to hold hearing Friday in challenge to Kansas same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 31, 2014
Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage. The hearing Friday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree in Kansas City, Kansas, is ...

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Openly gay Scottish MEP: Gay marriage supporters are ‘equality Nazis’

Thursday, October 30, 2014
David Coburn
David Coburn, Scotland’s UKIP (UK Independent Party) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), who describes himself as "spectacularly homosexual" and a "great big screaming poof," said Thursday that marriage equality supporters are “equality Nazis” who are "rubbing people’s noses in ...

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