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Chile Could Be Next For Same Sex Marriage

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On August 28, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will introduce legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in the South American country.   President Bachelet had made a pledge at a United Nations event in 2016 to introduce marriage equality in 2017 and if passed, the bill would make Chile the sixth Latin American country where same-sex…

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Marriage Equality Signed Into German Law

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Berlin Pride revellers had even more reason to celebrate this week as President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed legislation that finally legalizes same-sex marriage in Germany. With the president’s signature, the legislation is expected to become the law of the land on October 1. Until now only civil partnerships were available, which lacked certain rights. The measure…

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Marriage Equality Threatened By States, Possible Supreme Retirement

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Dear Supremes, Stop, in the name of love. Marriage equality could be in jeopardy if Justice Kennedy retires next Summer. On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their original Obergefell v. Hodges decision granting same sex couples the right to marriage, including the right to all benefits and privileges legally granted to straight couples….

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Marriage Equality Under Attack in Texas

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Houston we have a problem. Marriage equality is under attack in Texas. In a recent decision, the nine member, all Republican Texas Superior Court has reversed the lower court decision affirming that married same-sex couples are entitled to all benefits accorded by law to their heterosexual counterparts.   In writing the unanimous decision, Justice Jeff…

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Germany Edges Towards Marriage Equality

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Time to plan your gay wedding at this year’s Oktoberfest in Berlin, or Munich or Hamburg or Cologne!   Pending an expected final approval vote from the upper house of Germany’s Parliament, same-sex marriage will become the law of the land this fall in Germany.   Angela Merkel, in anticipation of a tough election in…

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