Marriage law takes effect in England and Wales

Today, the marriage law passed last year in the United Kingdom took effect - meaning that married same-sex couples living in England and Wales are now respected as married in the state.

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Top 10 Freedom to Marry Moments in 2013

What a year for the freedom to marry! In 2013 we racked up wins at an unparalleled pace, reflecting and accelerating the momentum we have worked so hard to build over so long.

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VIDEO: Canadian man proposes to partner with elaborate “Love Today” flash mob

A new video featuring an elaborate, romantic engagement proposal is making the rounds across the Internet. The new video features Patrick Stiles asking his partner Mike Kennedy to marry him.

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Outspoken marriage supporter Michelle Bachelet elected president of Chile

The new president-elect in Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has been an important supportive voice for LGBT people and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Latin America.

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England and Wales announce date same-sex couples can begin marrying

Today, the British government announced the date that same-sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom passed a freedom to marry bill, which applies to both countries.

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Same-sex couples will begin marrying in Australia on Saturday

Today, the High Court in Australia announced that it will reserve judgment on a freedom to marry law, meaning that couples will be able to legally marry this Saturday, when the legislation officially takes effect.

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Same-sex couples in New Zealand begin marrying as marriage law takes effect

One of the same-sex couples couples who married today in New Zealand was Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who said "I Do" on an airplane in a beautiful ceremony sponsored by Air New Zealand.

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Victory in England and Wales! The Queen grants final approval of marriage bill

Today, the Queen of England granted royal assent to a bill that will extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in England and Wales. Her royal assent is the final approval necessary to pass the bill.

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Judge in Colombia clears the way for gay couple to marry

On Thursday, July 11, Judge Carmen Lucía Rodríguez Díaz, a civil judge in Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, issued a 5-page ruling where she declared that a gay couple can legally marry in the South American country.

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United Kingdom House of Lords moves marriage forward in overwhelming vote

Today, the movement to win marriage abroad took another step closer when the United Kingdom's House of Lords overwhelmingly - by a vote of 390-148 - voted in favor of the marriage bill in its second reading. They also rejected a proposed 'fatal motion,' which would have effectively removed the bill from consideration.

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