Poland expected to legislate civil partnerships for same-sex couples

Poland takes a big step toward respecting the love and commitment of same-sex couples by taking steps toward legislation to recognize same-sex couples in civil partnerships.The legislation would extend to same-sex couples some - but far from all - of the protections that marriage provides.

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Anglican bishop urges Church of England to support the freedom to marry

This week, Anglican Bishop Alan Wilson, who has served as the Bishop of Buckingham in the Diocese of Oxford for the Church of England since 2003, recorded a video as part of Out 4 Marriage, a British campaign that encourages prominent individuals to express their support for the freedom to marry.

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French Prime Minister says government will introduce marriage bill in October

Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Prime Minister of France, announced this weekend that his government will introduce a bill to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in France, to the Parliament this fall.

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South Australia’s premier will work to legislate the freedom to marry

A week after the premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, said that she would push for the freedom to marry in her state, another Australian leader - South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill - has announced his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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Tasmania leads Australia’s freedom to marry movement

After months of increasing momentum in Australia, the freedom to marry may have gotten a huge push forward this weekend when Lara Giddings, the premier of Tasmania, announced that she supports marriage for same-sex couples.

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Olympics Spotlight: Which countries are ‘gold medal’ on marriage?

The Olympic Games are one of the few occasions in our world that are truly global, bringing together people from every country to support each other and understand our connections across the globe. It's also a time to reflect on international support for the freedom to marry, and celebrate countries where same-sex couples have had the freedom to marry for months, years, or in the case of the Netherlands, an entire decade. Here, we take a look at seven countries that win the figurative "gold medal on marriage."

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Vietnam to discuss legislation providing the freedom to marry

Officials from Vietnam's Justice ministry announced plans to consider the freedom to marry on Sunday. The Justice ministry will have until May to draft a proposal where the National Assembly will need to grant majority approval during their spring congress for the proposal to become a law.

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Olympics Spotlight: Olympic torch bearer kisses boyfriend to applause and cheers

Sports lover and Olympic Torch bearer Chris Basiurski, 33, was cheered on by crowds just 28 hours before the Olympic flame's arrival to London's lighting ceremony on Thursday. Just moments before he carried the flame through the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Basiurski kissed his long-term boyfriend, drawing applause and smiles from bystanders.

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Scotland announces plans to bring freedom to marry bill to Parliament

On Wednesday, Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made an announcement that Scotland could soon have the freedom to marry, which would make it the first country in the United Kingdom. Proposing that a draft marriage bill come forward later this year, Scotland's National Party announced that ceremonies could take place start 2015.

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Olympics Spotlight: Loading up the medals, but racing for the freedom to marry at home

As all eyes turn to London to watch these incredible athletes compete for the gold, we'll be looking at international progress for the freedom to marry, awarding "medals" to countries that have passed the freedom to marry and spotlighting openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, or allied Olympians who have spoken out in favor of marriage for same-sex couples.

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