Marriage law takes effect in England and Wales

Today, the marriage law passed last year in the United Kingdom took effect - meaning that married same-sex couples living in England and Wales are now respected as married in the state.

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Scotland passes the freedom to marry in final vote

Today, February 4, the Parliament in Scotland approved the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill, which extends the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across Scotland. Seventeen countries now share in the freedom to marry nationwide.

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VIDEO: Canadian man proposes to partner with elaborate “Love Today” flash mob

A new video featuring an elaborate, romantic engagement proposal is making the rounds across the Internet. The new video features Patrick Stiles asking his partner Mike Kennedy to marry him.

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Outspoken marriage supporter Michelle Bachelet elected president of Chile

The new president-elect in Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has been an important supportive voice for LGBT people and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Latin America.

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England and Wales announce date same-sex couples can begin marrying

Today, the British government announced the date that same-sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom passed a freedom to marry bill, which applies to both countries.

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Same-sex couples will begin marrying in Australia on Saturday

Today, the High Court in Australia announced that it will reserve judgment on a freedom to marry law, meaning that couples will be able to legally marry this Saturday, when the legislation officially takes effect.

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Same-sex couples in New Zealand begin marrying as marriage law takes effect

One of the same-sex couples couples who married today in New Zealand was Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who said "I Do" on an airplane in a beautiful ceremony sponsored by Air New Zealand.

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U.S. Ambassador to Australia and partner of 17 years wed in DC

On Saturday, August 10, the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, John Berry, married his partner of 17 years, Curtis Yee, in Washington, D.C. The wedding comes as momentum for marriage builds in Australia.

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The freedom to marry takes effect in Uruguay

Today, August 5, the freedom to marry took effect in Uruguay, making the country the third in Latin America to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, following Argentina and Brazil.

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Victory in England and Wales! The Queen grants final approval of marriage bill

Today, the Queen of England granted royal assent to a bill that will extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in England and Wales. Her royal assent is the final approval necessary to pass the bill.

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