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Marriage Equality

As of November 20, 2014:

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 35 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming), in the District of Columbia, and in the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. Legal challenges are pending in the remaining states.

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 and the Untied Kingdom. (In the United Kingdom, same-sex marriage is legal in England and Wales, and will become legal in Scotland on Dec. 31, 2014.) Same-sex marriage in Luxembourg will come into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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Gay couple sues Mich. for recognition of marriage performed in N.Y.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Bruce Morgan and Brian Merucci
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Two men in the Grand Rapids area are suing to try to force Michigan to recognize their same-sex marriage performed in New York state. Bruce Morgan and Brian Merucci were recently turned down by the Kent County clerk's office when they presented their New York certificate [...]

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Wis. AG threatens clerks could face prosecution for issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R-Wis.)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen warned county clerks Thursday that prosecutors could charge them for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying the state's gay marriage ban remains in effect despite a federal judge's ruling that it's unconstitutional. [...]

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All but twelve Wis. counties now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, June 12, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- Sixty-three of Wisconsin's 72 counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. An Associated Press survey of the counties Thursday found that all but nine were issuing the licenses after a federal judge last week struck down the state's ban as unconstitutional. [...]

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Wis. governor largely silent on same-sex marriage since ruling

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks with the media at a campaign appearance Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Oak Creek, Wis. Walker, who is running for re-election this year and eyeing a bid for president in 2016, said that his personal opposition to same-sex marriage doesn't matter because the ban on gay marriage was put into the state constitution by a vote of the people.
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker has a history of forcefully opposing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin, but in the wake of the state's ban on gay marriages being found unconstitutional the Republican leader said Thursday that his own views about the issue do not matter. [...]

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Catholic bishops maintain focus on same-sex marriage, abortion

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Participants listen during the morning general session at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
NEW ORLEANS -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops meeting Wednesday renewed their focus on same-sex marriage and abortion under Pope Francis. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to make only limited revisions to a guide they publish every presidential election year on church teaching, voting and public policy. [...]

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County official asks judge to allow her to appeal Pa. gay marriage ruling

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Theresa Santai-Gaffney
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A county official from eastern Pennsylvania is asking a federal judge to allow her to appeal his decision to overturn Pennsylvania's law barring the recognition of same-sex marriage. Gov. Tom Corbett's administration was defending the law, but declined to appeal Jones' May 20 decision to strike it [...]

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Second lawsuit filed challenging North Dakota same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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FARGO, N.D. -- A second lawsuit has been filed in federal court challenging North Dakota's ban on gay marriage. The 33-page complaint filed by Janet Jorgensen and Cynthia Phillips, who were legally married in Minnesota, says the couple is treated as "legal strangers" in their home state. [...]

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Calif. officials, community leaders urge Archbishop not to attend anti-gay rally

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Salvatore Cordileone
SAN FRANCISCO – Top California and San Francisco officials, along with faith, LGBT and civil rights leaders, are calling on San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to cancel his participation in an upcoming march and rally against marriage equality for same-sex couples. [...]

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Same-sex marriages continue in Wisconsin amid court fight

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- Same-sex marriages were still being allowed in a majority of Wisconsin counties on Wednesday, even as those defending the state's ban were proceeding with legal action that could result in courts ordering the marriages to stop. Here's a look at where the legal fight and related issues [...]

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Judge puts W.Va. gay marriage suit on hold pending outcome of Va. case

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
West-Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has put a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage on hold until a federal appeals court decides a similar Virginia case. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers entered an order Tuesday that stayed the case until the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of [...]

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