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 2 yrs | Italian Senate approves same-sex civil unions

              Italy's Senate has voted in favor of a bill that introduces civil unions for same-sex couples, though a section that would have granted adoption rights was previously stripped from the legislation. The bill will now face parliament's lower house. (more)   

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 2 yrs | Montana governor bans state agencies from discriminating based on gender identity

              Montana Governor Steve Bullock has issued an executive order banning the discrimination on the basis of gender identity and childbirth in state employment and state contracts. (more)   

  Montana        19 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Kentucky Clerk locked up for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses ordered released from jail

              Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples claiming it violated her religious beliefs, has been ordered released from jail on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis' release after she was jailed last Thursday on a contempt of court charge. The Rowan County clerk's office has been issuing marriage licenses and the judge has ordered Davis not to interfere.   

  Kentucky        19 UPDATES


 2 yrs | Deputy clerks who don’t issue marriage licenses could also receive fines or jail - Kentucky judge

  Kentucky        19 UPDATES



 2 yrs | Kentucky clerk Kim Davis held in contempt of court, taken into custody

              A county clerk in Kentucky who defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been held in contempt of court. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was taken into custody after she appeared before U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Thursday morning. "The court doesn't do this lightly," Bunning said, according to Reuters. Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses to any couples when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the United States. Davis, a Democrat, identifies as an Apostolic Christian and says issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples would run counter to her religious beliefs.   

  Kentucky        19 UPDATES




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