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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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Nigeria president signs bill outlawing same-sex marriage, gay rights groups

| Monday, January 13, 2014
David Karp, APNigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has signed a draconian anti-gay law banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders.

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Supporters, opponents of same-sex marriage square off in Indiana

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Hundreds of same-sex marriage activists have filled Indiana's House chamber for a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

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N.M. county clerk to donate unused legal funds to marriage equality campaign

| Sunday, January 12, 2014
Shari Vialpando-Hill, Las Cruces Sun-News/APGay and lesbian couples flocked to southern New Mexico when Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins announced on August 21 that his office was now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A southern New Mexico county clerk who faced a lawsuit for issuing same-sex marriage licenses is donating the remainder of his defense fund to a marriage equality advocacy campaign.

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Ind. House committee to consider proposed gay marriage ban on Monday

| Sunday, January 12, 2014
Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's legislative leaders are trying a different approach in again proposing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. House Speaker Brian Bosma announced last week that lawmakers would consider the proposed amendment, unchanged from what the General Assembly first passed in 2011.

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WATCH: 12-year-old addresses Utah rally on the meaning of marriage and family

| Saturday, January 11, 2014
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Riley Hackford-Peer, 12, whose two moms were recently able to marry in Utah, addressed hundreds of supporters Friday to speak about the meaning of marriage and family, and the two best days of his life.

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Hundreds rally inside Utah state capitol in support of marriage equality

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Steve C. Wilson, APDavida Wegner, center left, and Molly Ryan Butterworth, center right, hold an enlarged copy of their recent marriage license during a rally at the Utah State Capitol in support of gay marriage Friday Jan. 10, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Supporters of gay marriage fill the rotunda as they gathered to rally and deliver a petition with over 58,000 signatures in support of gay marriage to Utah Governor Gary Herbert.
Just hours after the Obama administration said it would recognize the 1,300 same-sex marriages in Utah, hundreds of marriage equality supporters gathered inside the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday calling on Republican Gov. Gary Herbert to do the same.

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Mormon church reminds local leaders they are still opposed to homosexuality

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utha.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches.

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Federal government says it recognizes Utah same-sex marriages

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Eric Holder
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions in the state on hold.

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GOP lawmaker wants to ban feds from recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages

| Thursday, January 9, 2014
APU.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas)
WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require federal agencies to use a person's state of residence to determine federal recognition of marital status.

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Official: Luxembourg to legalize same-sex marriage by summer

| Thursday, January 9, 2014
Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg -- The President of Luxembourg’s Parliamentary Committee on Justice said that marriage equality would become law before the summer holidays.

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