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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International support for the freedom to marry grows in France and Ireland

In France and Ireland, support for the freedom to marry is at an all-time high - and recent declarations and movements from two of the countries' leaders bode well for the passage of marriage for same-sex couples.

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Watch: new marriage video from Australia

Watch the amazing new marriage video from Australia's GetUp!.

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WATCH: Rory’s Story

Freedom to Marry's partners Marriage Equality Ireland produced a touching a video demonstrating why civil partnerships are no substitute for marriage.

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Married to an American, but Can’t Stay in America

A California man faces deportation because of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act."

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Freedom to Marry’s Sean Eldridge in Maryland: ‘The time to pass this legislation is now’

Remarks by Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry, at today's press conference Maryland.

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