Nick Clegg, British Deputy Prime Minister, Cheers Gay Marriage Victory

Pennsylvania judge orders clerk to obey same-sex marriage ban

Smith and Burdeshaw hold hands while waiting to get married at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau on June 27.

Clegg was even given a hug before he went on stage by Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the head of Reform Judaism (the reform Chief Rabbi), who supports same-sex marriage. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Netherlands The Netherlands was the first country to recognize gay marriage in 2001. Pictured: Jan van Breda and Thijs Timmermans. Belgium Belgium legalized same-sex marriages in 2003. Pictured: Marion Huibrecht and Christel Verswyvelen. Spain Spain legalized gay marriage in 2005.
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Until then, he said, he will comply with the order and stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses to gay couples. The National Organization for Marriage applauded the judge’s ruling and said it wants Gov. Tom Corbett to have the marriage licenses declared invalid, it said in a statement. “This is a victory for marriage. We are pleased that Judge Pellegrini reiterated that Pennsylvania law expressly defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” said Brian Brown, the group’s president.
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Gay Marriage Recognition Efforts in Arizona Falter, But Not Because of Conservative Opposition

Ewwww! Those two dudes getting married are Republicans!

This push was being organized by conservatives and libertarians (and both organizers have business connections). What other people across the political spectrum did they need, other than the Democrats/liberals? It seems like this problem is self-created by the advocacy groups refusal to participate. On Equal Marriage Arizonas Facebook page , volunteer Elisha Dorfsmith took a dim view of the failure of established gay activist groups to come aboard: My comments to Flagstaff Pride who went out of their way to fight equal marriage Arizona: Gary Johnson was honorary chair for the organization pushing for equal marriage in Arizona. Gary Johnson has ALWAYS supported equal marriage. I trust him.
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