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AUG 01, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Dutch activists call for Caribbean Netherlands to adopt gay rights

By Yoruk Bahceli AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - As a rainbow-colored flotilla paraded through Amsterdam's canals for the city's annual Gay Pride festival on Saturday, one float carried a sobering reminder that gay rights do not extend to all in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Although the Netherlands itself became the first country to legalize gay marriage in 2001, the three Caribbean ...

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JUL 31, 2015 - Seattle Times

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Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner’s death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal. Sabrina Maurer’s (MOW’-ers) case involves her fight over death benefits and inheritance taxes following the 2013 death of Kim Underwood. Bucks County Judge C. Theodore Fritsch Jr. says […]

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JUL 29, 2015 - Seattle Times

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Get government out of marriage altogether

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next. Some legal scholars have responded that, yes, the arguments for gay marriage could apply to relationships among more than two partners, as well. William Baude, a law professor at the University of […]

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JUL 29, 2015 - BBC

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Australian MPs debates gay marriage

Australia's most outspoken politicians on gay marriage have debated the merits of changing the law - what were the highlights of their head-to-head?

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JUL 27, 2015 - The Guardian

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Boy Scouts expected to relax ban on gay and lesbian troop leaders

On the heels of gay marriage legalization, the organization’s new policy will allow local units to select their leaders to appease both liberal and religious groupsThe Boy Scouts of America’s longstanding ban on gay leaders is expected to fall on Monday, after the group’s leadership votes on a rule it went to the US supreme court to defend 15 years ...

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