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Marriage Equality

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

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 19 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington), and in the District of Columbia.

Federal or state judges in Idaho, Oklahoma, Virginia, Michigan, Texas, Utah and Arkansas recently have found state same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. Judges also have ordered Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. All rulings have been stayed pending appeals.

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Houston mayor Annise Parker weds longtime partner in Palm Springs

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Kathy Hubbard (left) and Annise Parker
HOUSTON -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that she and longtime partner Kathy Hubbard have married in California.

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Utah governor flooded with calls, letters for and against same-sex marriage

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Steve C. Wilson, APMarriage equality supporters of gay marriage fill the rotunda as they gather to rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City to deliver over 58,000 petition signatures in support of same-sex marriage to Utah Governor Gary Herbert Jan. 10, 2014.
SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 2,700 calls, emails and letters flooded the Utah governor's office in the days and weeks after a surprise ruling legalized gay marriage in the state.

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Utah to pay outside attorneys $300K to help defend same-sex marriage ban

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah will spend $300,000 to bring in a team of three outside attorneys to help defend the state's same-sex marriage ban before a federal appeals court.

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Advocates hopeful rulings spell doom for Neb. gay marriage, civil unions ban

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
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OMAHA, Neb. -- In the wake of recent rulings by federal judges to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage, marriage equality advocates are hoping to strike a similar blow to Nebraska's strict ban that forbids even same-sex civil unions.

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Married same-sex couples in Utah can jointly file state tax returns

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah state officials say newly-married gay and lesbian couples can jointly file their taxes for 2013.

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Ohio appeals ruling that state recognize gay marriages on death certificates

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Jim Obergefell (left) and John Arthur are plaintiffs in the federal suit agaist Ohio. Arthur died on Oct. 22.
CINCINNATI -- Ohio authorities have appealed a federal judge's ruling ordering them to recognize gay marriages on death certificates.

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Catholic archbishop ‘profoundly disappointed’ in Okla. marriage ruling

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Archbishop Paul Coakley
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says he's "profoundly disappointed" in a federal judge's ruling that struck down Oklahoma's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Attorneys say Utah, Okla., rulings could influence challenge in W.Va.

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An attorney whose group is challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages says she's encouraged by recent federal rulings overturning such prohibitions in Oklahoma and Utah.

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Same-sex marriage rulings in Utah, Okla., build momentum

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Scott Sommerdor, The Salt Lake Tribune (AP)Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, kiss after being told they are officially married by the Rev. Curtis L. Price in the lobby of the Salt Lake County offices, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Salt Lake City.
[caption id="attachment_120864" align="alignleft" width="665"] Scott Sommerdor, The Salt Lake Tribune (AP)Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, kiss after being told they are officially married by the Rev. Curtis L. Price in the lobby of the Salt Lake County offices, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Salt...

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Plaintiffs in challenge to Tenn. same-sex marriage ban encouraged by Okla. ruling

| Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Supporters of marriage equality in Tennessee say they are encouraged by recent federal court rulings in Utah and Oklahoma that struck down state limits on same-sex marriage.

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