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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The freedom to marry abroad: Updates from France, United Kingdom, and Australia

As the freedom to marry continues racking up wins this year in the United States, the rest of the world is continuing its journey toward ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Here are some exciting recent developments out of three countries - the United Kingdom, Australia, and France

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Uruguay looks to become second Latin American country with the freedom to marry

This week, ABC News reported that the congress in Uruguay may soon consider a law that would end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Same-sex couples in Uruguay can already share in civil union, and a marriage law approved by the congress would be the next step for the country in fully embracing the freedom to marry.

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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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