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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Brazil’s high court rules that notaries must register marriages for same-sex couples

Today, the National Council of Justice in Brazil - the panel responsible for overseeing the Brazilian judicial system - ruled that government offices that issue marriage licenses have no standing to reject same-sex couples from marriage.

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With final vote, France finalizes passage of the freedom to marry!

Today, the French National Assembly finalized the passage of the freedom to marry! By a final vote of 331-225, the French General Assembly passed legislation to extend the freedom to marry and the ability to adopt to same-sex couples.

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Rio de Janeiro becomes the latest state in Brazil to pass the freedom to marry

This week, marriage moved forward in Brazil when the Corregedor Geral de Justiça of Rio de Janeiro authorized marriages between same-sex couples. Rio de Janeiro is now the tenth state to pass the freedom to marry in Brazil.

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WATCH: With final vote, New Zealand passes the freedom to marry!

Today, the Parliament in New Zealand read and voted to approve, in the final of three readings, a bill that will extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. The bill was sponsored by Labour MP Louisa Wall and passed its second, most critical reading on March 13, with nearly all party leaders standing in stark support.

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With final vote, Uruguay approves the freedom to marry for same-sex couples!

Tonight, the lower House in Uruguay voted in favor of legislation that will extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, marking the final vote in the process of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage across he country.

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French Senate approves key section of marriage bill

Yesterday, the Senate in France approved the most significant portion of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, all but assuring that France will become the latest country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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Uruguay Senates passes freedom to marry legislation

This afternoon, the Senate of Uruguay passed legislation that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the country, making Uruguay nearly certain to be the 15th nation in the world - and the fourth in Latin America - where gay and lesbian couples can share in the freedom to marry.

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New Zealand legislators overwhelmingly advance marriage bill in critical vote

Yesterday, legislators in New Zealand overwhelmingly voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the country. The vote marked the second of three votes needed to pass the marriage bill.

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