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Church of Scotland to Ordain Gay Ministers in Civil Partnerships

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A vote in favor of allowing congregations to ordain gay ministers in same-sex civil partnerships passed through General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. ...
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Miami-Dade County to Begin Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

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A Florida state court ordered the Clerk of the Courts in Miami-Dade County to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday. ...
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Scotland Celebrates First Same-Sex Marriages

Scotland's Marriage and Civil Partnership Guide
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Scotland's historic equal marriage legislation came into effect at midnight December 16 with the first same-sex marriage taking place a short time ago. ...
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Judge Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Montana

Montana rules in the favor of the freedom to marry
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Referencing family values, the divorce rate and procreation, Judge Brian Morris issued a ruling in favor of the freedom to marry Wednesday in Montana. ...
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Michigan Coalition Opposes Trans Discriminatory Bill

Michigan coalition members oppose new bill that would discriminate against transgender people.
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Freedom Michigan coalition members are speaking out against a bill that would allow continued discrimination against transgender individuals in Michigan. ...
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Federal Government to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Six Additional States

Supreme Court of the United States
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The federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. ...
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Estonia to Begin Recognizing Same-Sex Partnerships

Estonia Civil Unions
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Estonia became the first former Soviet nation to legalize gay partnerships on Thursday with a 40-38 vote by lawmakers. ...
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GLAD Sues the Social Security Administration on Behalf of Widow

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After DOMA was struck down, SSA denied Deb’s appeal, claiming that Rhode Island would not have recognized Deb and Pat’s marriage at the time of Pat’s death. ...
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Marriage Equality: Understanding What’s Happening

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Most states followed the federal government's lead on marriage and passed “mini-DOMAs” either as state laws or amendments to their state constitution. ...
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Idaho Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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The marriage ruling is set to take effect on May 16 unless the appellate court grants a stay. The Governor of Idaho preemptively filed a request for a stay. ...
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