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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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Two more Ind. city councils oppose same-sex marriage ban

| Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Indiana
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Two more Indiana city councils are opposing efforts to write a gay marriage ban into the state constitution.

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Va. lawmaker proposes to deny married same-sex couples tax equality

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Bob Marshall
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia lawmaker who authored the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, has proposed new legislation to change the Virginia state code to further define the tax benefits denied to legally married same-sex couples.

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Ind. House panel delays vote on proposed same-sex marriage ban

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -- The House Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote on a proposal to amend Indiana's constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

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Idaho House panel delays debate of tax rules for married same-sex couples

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Idaho
BOISE, Idaho -- A House panel delayed discussion of new rules forbidding same-sex couples legally married elsewhere from filing joint Idaho income tax returns.

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Md. AG says Utah same-sex marriages are recognized in his state

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Doug Gansler
BALTIMORE -- Maryland's attorney general says he believes recent same-sex marriages legally performed in Utah would be recognized in Maryland.

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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
Gay 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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