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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French National Assembly approves the freedom to marry, bill now faces Senate consideration

Today, the French National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament in France, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry and adoption opportunities to same-sex couples. The bill now faces consideration by the French Senate.

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Key British and French houses approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples

Today, the British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in England and Wales. After a full day of debate on The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, the House of Commons approved the bill by a vote of 400-175.

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Lawmakers and citizens work to move marriage forward in France, England and Wales

Just as the freedom to marry in the United States has gotten off to a rousing start in the first month of 2013, support for marriage in England, Wales, and France has also surged this year, with lawmakers and citizens taking big steps to move marriage forward this year.

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Brazil’s São Paolo extends the freedom to marry to same-sex couples

Yesterday, the Brazilian state of São Paulo announced that same-sex couples in the state will soon have the freedom to marry. São Paulo now joins Bahia and Alagoas as states in Brazil where same-sex couples can marry without additional obstacles.

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Top 10 Moments for Marriage in 2012

Like 2011, 2012 was a year of triumph and transformation for the freedom to marry and our campaign. While already at work on the wins we want in 2013, let's savor and take inspiration from Freedom to Marry's top ten marriage moments in 2012.

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Marriage and Latin America: Updates from Uruguay, Mexico, and Colombia

The campaign to win marriage has galvanized particularly remarkably in Latin America, where three countries made major advances in the past few weeks. Here's a run-down of the movement in Mexico, Uruguay, and Colombia.

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UK Prime Minister and other conservative politicians advocate for the freedom to marry

This weekend was an important weekend in the movement to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, and 19 conservative leaders formed a new Freedom to Marry coalition.

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Huge win in Mexico: Supreme Court of Mexico overturns marriage ban in Oaxaca

This afternoon, the Supreme Court of Mexico issued a unanimous ruling in the southern state of Oaxaca that overturned the state's law that currently excludes same-sex couples from marriage. The Oaxaca Civil Code had previously stated restricted marriage to a union between a man and a woman.

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