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Marriage Equality

As of June 26, 2015:

To date: 23 countries have legalized same-sex marriage: Argentina (2010), Belgium (2003), Brazil (2013), Canada (nationwide 2005), Denmark (2012), Finland (eff. 2017) France (2013), Greenland (Oct. 2015) Iceland (2010), Ireland (eff. TBD) Luxembourg (2015), Mexico (nationwide, eff. TBD) Netherlands (2001), New Zealand (2013), Norway (2009), Portugal (2010), Slovenia (eff. TBD), South Africa (2006), Spain (2005), Sweden (2009), Uruguay (2013), Untied Kingdom (England and Wales, 2014), United States and territories (nationwide 2015).

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Conservative states balk at same-sex marriage decisions

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Adam Lau, AP (File)
Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples until their hands are forced. Now, gay rights advocates are ...

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Florida AG, governor say they will keep fighting to preserve gay marriage ban

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.) and Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida will continue to fight to prohibit same-sex marriage even as other states are allowing it following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to ignore their appeals. The court's decision to turn away appeals from five states prompted ...

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Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban likely to fall in wake of 9th Circuit ruling

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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PHOENIX -- The federal appeals court overseeing Arizona overturned gay marriage bans in two other states Tuesday in a decision that means same-sex marriage is virtually certain to be declared legal in Arizona soon. The ruling by the 9th U.S. ...

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Wyoming gay marriages still on hold as new challenge is filed in federal court

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Lingering uncertainty over whether same-sex marriage is allowed in Wyoming prevented same-sex couples from marrying in the state Tuesday, prompting four couples to file a federal lawsuit a day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld gay marriage ...

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ACLU: Alaska should stop defending same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The head of the American Civil Liberties Union in Alaska says the state should stop defending its same-sex marriage ban after a federal appeals court ruled gay marriage is legal in Idaho and Nevada. Tuesday's decision was ...

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‘Wedding capital’ Las Vegas to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Las-Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- Gay rights groups celebrated Tuesday and county clerks began making plans to for a burst of marriage applications after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Nevada's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In Las Vegas, ...

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Court issues mandate, says same-sex marriage in Idaho begins immediately

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Idaho
BOISE, Idaho -- A federal appeals court declared same-sex marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday and followed the ruling a few hours later with a mandate allowing the Idaho marriages to start immediately. The order, issued Tuesday evening, ...

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ACLU: Montana’s same-sex marriage ban will be struck down

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Montana
HELENA, Mont. -- A state ACLU official says a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down Idaho's ban on gay marriage likely means Montana's voter-approved ban also will be declared unconstitutional. Montana ACLU Legal Director ...

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Nevada state senator proposes after same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Kelvin Atkinson
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Democratic state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson says he proposed to his partner immediately after hearing that an appeals court had overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Atkinson said he called his partner, Sherwood Howard, on Tuesday ...

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Attorney says North Dakota will be one of the last states with a gay marriage ban

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
North-Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Minneapolis attorney challenging North Dakota's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage says the state is on track to be one of the last states to allow such bans. Josh Newville is representing the seven same-sex couples that ...

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