Austrian constitutional court legalizes same-sex marriage

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BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s Constitutional Court has ruled that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry by the beginning of 2019, bringing the country in line with more than a dozen other western European nations.

In a ruling announced Tuesday, the court said that the words “two people of different sex” will be removed from the law on marriage at the end of 2018 on the grounds that the distinction is discriminatory. Same-sex couples will be able to marry after that, unless the government decides to change the laws earlier.

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Mexican state legalizes same-sex civil unions

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Mexico City (AP) – Lawmakers in Mexico’s western state of Colima have approved a change in the state’s constitution that legalizes same-sex civil unions.

Colima state spokeswoman Cecilia Ramirez says the legislature approved the constitutional change late Monday after seven of the state’s 10 municipalities approved the reform.

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