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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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Wrangling continues over Florida clerks’ obligation to federal gay marriage ruling

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The memo advises that a federal ruling striking down Florida's gay marriage ban compels and permits Court Clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples beginning January 6, 2015. ...

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Florida county asks federal judge to clarify same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The county at the center of Florida's same-sex marriage debate is asking a federal judge to clarify his order and scope of ruling declaring the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. ...

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Arkansas to appeal federal same-sex marriage ruling to 8th Circuit

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D-Ark.)
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he is filing a notice of appeal with the 8th U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals of a federal ruling striking down Arkansas' gay marriage ban. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules same-sex marriage cases for conference review

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
A number of same-sex marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. ...

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Florida court clerks, marriage equality advocates prepare for legal showdown

Monday, December 22, 2014
Yvette and Helena are among the thousands of same-sex couples who are ready for the freedom to marry in Florida.
Equality Florida warns that “clerks who fail to heed the federal court ruling declaring the ban unconstitutional will end up in a costly legal battle" after a law firm advises clerks that the ruling striking down Florida's gay marriage ban ...

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Taiwan legislature debates marriage equality proposal, first in East Asia

Monday, December 22, 2014
A proposed amendment to Taiwan's Civil Code that aims to legalize same-sex marriage is under debate Monday in a legislative committee. ...

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Idaho ordered to pay over $400K in attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

Monday, December 22, 2014
Idaho state capitol in Boise.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Friday awarded an amount that is about 10 percent less than what the lawyers requested. ...

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Uncertainty surrounds Arkansas same-sex marriage challenge

Monday, December 22, 2014
As of yet, Arkansas' civil rights law doesn't include sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Arkansas Supreme Court's biggest piece of unfinished business as it wraps up 2014 is whether the state's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. ...

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014
Marriage equality supports gather outside a Florida courthouse on July 2, 2014.
Florida clerks can start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in January -- but if they do, they could risk arrest and jail time. ...

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Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Elton John and David Furnish exchange wedding vows on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014.
Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. ...

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