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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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Lambda Legal urges federal judge to strike down Arizona gay marriage ban

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX -- Lambda Legal on Wednesday urged a federal court judge in Phoenix to issue an immediate ruling striking down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage. The filing follows last Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals striking ...

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Idaho begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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BOISE, Idaho -- The state of Idaho has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Dozens of couples waiting in line at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise on Wednesday morning cheered as state officials begin issuing the licenses moments ...

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Alaska’s first same-sex marriages performed in Arctic town of Barrow

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Alaska's first same-sex couples to marry are (from left) Kristine Hilderbrand and Sarah Ellis, Kelly Cahoon and Bernice Oyagak.
BARROW, Alaska -- A remote outpost on Alaska's Arctic Coast where people are used to doing their own thing has applied that independent streak to gay marriage. A magistrate in Barrow, Alaska - the nation's northernmost community, and one that ...

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Scotland’s marriage equality law to come into effect on New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Scotland
Same-sex couples in Scotland will be able to plan New Year's Eve weddings, the date the country's marriage equality law comes into effect. Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil said gay and lesbian couples will be able to marry beginning December ...

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Judge denies stay, allows same-sex marriages to go forward in Alaska

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A federal court judge has denied a request from the state of Alaska to put same-sex marriages on hold until an appeal is heard. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess denied the state's request for a stay ...

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Las Vegas visitors bureau celebrates marriage equality with national campaign

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is celebrating marriage equality in Nevada, with a new full page ad appearing in USA Today, hoping to attract same-sex couples to the self-proclaimed “wedding capital of the world.” ...

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Idaho governor says he will not appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will not appeal the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal's most recent decision to lift the state's ban on gay marriage starting Wednesday. ...

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Judge allows GOP lawmakers to intervene in N.C. gay marriage cases

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
North-carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A federal judge has allowed Republican lawmakers to intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct same-sex marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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North Carolina magistrate refuses to officiate marriages of same-sex couples

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
TownMapsUSA
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- A state magistrate in Pasquotank County, N.C., could face disciplinary action after refusing to marry two men following the end of North Carolina's gay marriage ban. Magistrate Gary Littleton declined on Monday to perform the couple's ...

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Next fight for gay marriage advocates: religious exemptions

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Cheryl Evans, The Arizona Republic (AP)Opponents of the SB1062, a religious freedom bill, Ryan Ebersole, of Mesa, and Rev. Stephen Govett, of Glendale, urged Gov. Brewer to veto the bill during a protest rally Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the state Capitol.
Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures - seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies and people with religious objections to ...

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