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Marriage Equality

As of October 25, 2014:

In the United States, same-sex marriage is legal in 32 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming), and in the District of Columbia. 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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Tenn. venue tells Iraq war vets to take their commitment ceremony elsewhere

Monday, April 28, 2014
Anthony Wilfert and Brian Blas
NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. -- Two Iraq war veterans planning their same-sex commitment ceremony say they have been told by a Tennessee wedding venue to go elsewhere because same-sex marriage is illegal in the state.

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Utah asks federal judge to let state court determine marriage benefits for gays

Monday, April 28, 2014
The Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, home of the Utah Supreme Court.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General's Office is asking a federal court to allow the Utah Supreme Court to decide whether same-sex couples who married in the state should receive legal benefits associated with marriage.

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Church sues N.C., claims gay marriage ban violates their religious freedom

Monday, April 28, 2014
North-carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A coalition of clergy members filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging North Carolina's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violated their religious freedom.

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Maine GOP didn’t get the message that voters legalized same-sex marriage

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Maine
BANGOR – Maine Republicans kicked off their convention on Friday by adopting a new platform that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, despite the fact that the state’s voters have already decided the issue.

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Report: Marriage equality will add $15 million to Utah economy over 3 years

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Utah
SALT LAKE CITY -- Legalizing same-sex marriage in Utah would generate an estimated $15.5 million for the state's economy in the first three years, a new report from a California-based think tank shows.

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Judge denies motion by anti-gay group to intervene in Fla. marriage challenge

Saturday, April 26, 2014
U.S. District Court in Tallahassee.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A federal judge has rejected a motion by an anti-gay group which sought to intervene in two lawsuits challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Appeals court stays ruling that Tenn. recognize marriages of three gay couples

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Tennessee
A federal appeals court has issued a stay in a district court's ruling that the state of Tennessee must recognize the legal out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples .

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Texas appeals court blocks ruling in same-sex couple’s divorce case

Saturday, April 26, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A Texas state appeals court has halted divorce and child custody proceedings for two San Antonio women who were legally married out of state.

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HRC plans three-year LGBT rights campaign in three Deep South states

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Ted Richardson, AP (File)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

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S.D. couple to file federal lawsuit challenging state’s gay marriage ban

Friday, April 25, 2014
Jennie and Nancy Rosenbrahn
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A lesbian couple from South Dakota will marry in Minneapolis this weekend before returning home to file a lawsuit challenging their home state's ban on same-sex marriage, and recognition of lawful same-sex unions performed elsewhere.

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