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Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

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Puerto Rico amends laws after Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision, Puerto Rico's governor signed an executive order requiring government agencies to become compliant with the ruling within 15 days. ...

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Court halts proceedings in Puerto Rico same-sex marriage lawsuit

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico
A lawsuit challenging a Puerto Rico law defining marriage as between a man and a woman has been put on hold pending a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Marriage News Watch: March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
It's been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn't have its act together, and Texas has filed a lawsuit to prevent married same-sex couples from taking family medical leave. ...

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Puerto Rico says it will no longer defend same-sex marriage ban

Friday, March 20, 2015
Secretary of Justice César Miranda said he will submit a brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, saying he agrees the ban is unconstitutional and should be lifted. ...

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Report: Puerto Rico government to stop defending same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The U.S. island territory's ban is being challenged in a federal appeals court and the governor, named as a defendant, has until Friday to respond to a federal appeals court in Boston. ...

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In far-flung U.S. territories, marriage equality has yet to arrive

Saturday, March 14, 2015
While more than 70 percent of U.S. states now allow same-sex marriage, the waves of change have yet to reach America's far-flung and socially conservative territories in the Caribbean and Pacific. ...

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‘Ex-gay’ pastor in Puerto Rico outed for adult film past

Monday, February 2, 2015
Jose Santiago
Father Jose Santiago – now married to a woman – says he gave up his adult film past and being gay after being called by God seven years ago. ...

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First Circuit sets briefing schedule in appeal of Puerto Rico gay marriage case

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Tuesday issued a briefing schedule in the appeal of a federal judge's ruling that upheld Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban. ...

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Federal judge in Puerto Rico upholds ban on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned ...

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Lambda Legal seeks swift ruling to end same-sex marriage ban in Puerto Rico

Saturday, September 20, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Lambda Legal has filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico, seeking a summary judgment to end the U.S. commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage. Lambda Legal joined the lawsuit, Conde v. García Padilla, ...

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