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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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Catholic bishop criticizes gay wedding in Puerto Rico

Sunday, August 16, 2015
The Sunday ceremony, in which 60 gay couples were married, took place in San Juan's colonial district.
Over 60 couples from around the region have gathered in Puerto Rico's capital to exchange vows at a same-sex marriage ceremony. ...

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Puerto Rico celebrates marriage equality in style

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
vent organizer Ada Conde said Wednesday that while the majority of couples are Puerto Ricans, others from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela are participating.
A mass wedding featuring over 60 couples is scheduled for Sunday. ...

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

Friday, June 26, 2015
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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
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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
vent organizer Ada Conde said Wednesday that while the majority of couples are Puerto Ricans, others from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela are participating.
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
Puerto-Rico
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
vent organizer Ada Conde said Wednesday that while the majority of couples are Puerto Ricans, others from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela are participating.
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
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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
vent organizer Ada Conde said Wednesday that while the majority of couples are Puerto Ricans, others from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela are participating.
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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