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2016 US elections

Editor's note: Facebook data shows Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dominated the overall conversation about the Iowa caucuses on Monday from midnight to noon CST. Sanders was the top candidate being discussed in Iowa at 42.2 percent, and Donald Trump came in second at 21.7 percent. The top issues being discussed in the state were the economy, same-sex marriage and State Department emails, Facebook said. - Stephanie

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Italy

Italian environment minister attends Rome rally against same-sex marriage, says, 'My values are not negotiable' - AP

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Italy

Photo: A large crowd seen at a 'Family Day' protest against same-sex marriage, at Rome's Circus Maximus arena; the Italian senate began debating the issue this week, with a vote expected in February - Instagram user francesco.storace

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Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his government will legalize gay marriage if majority of Australians choose marriage equality in popular vote - AP

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Italy

Group of Italian senators propose prison for gay couples who have used surrogate mothers abroad - AFP

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Tennessee same-sex marriage

Bill seeking to block US Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling in Tennessee defeated in state House subcommittee - WSMV

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US same-sex marriage

Anglican Communion suspends Episcopal Church, its US branch, for 3 years over its acceptance of same-sex marriage - USA Today

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Alabama same-sex marriage

Alabama's Madison County Courthouse begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses - @waff48

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Alabama same-sex marriage

Alabama Supreme Court chief justice issues administrative order telling probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses - @waff48

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LGBT rights

Greece parliament passes same-sex civil unions bill with wide majority - @YanniKouts

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Kentucky same-sex marriage

Kentucky's ACLU legal director William Sharp on order to have county clerk names taken off marriage licenses: 'Gov. Bevin's executive action has added to the cloud of uncertainty that hangs over marriage licensing in Kentucky. The requirement that the county clerk's name appear on marriage licenses is prescribed by Kentucky law and is not subject to unilateral change by the governor ...Today, however, a new administration claims to have that authority' - @NBCNews

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Kentucky same-sex marriage

Kentucky Gov. Bevin issues order to have county clerk names taken off marriage licenses - @courierjournal

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Slovenia

Slovenians reject same-sex marriage in referendum, preliminary results show - @AP

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North Carolina same-sex marriage

Lawsuit challenges NC law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform gay marriages - @ABC11_WTVD

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Utah same-sex marriage

Utah judge who ordered baby removed from lesbian couples' home disqualifies himself from case - @sltrib

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Ireland's same-sex marriage vote

Legislation approving same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland went into effect today - @BBCNews

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2016 US elections

Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in 2015 US Supreme Court same-sex marriage case, endorses Hillary Clinton for president - @sahilkapur

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Kentucky same-sex marriage

Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin says he will change state marriage license form to remove names of clerks, following objections from some over same-sex marriage - @Retuers

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's Assembly votes to legalize same-sex marriage, but law won't change due to voting mechanism - @PA

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same-sex marriage

Australia Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop says supports same-sex marriage - @smh

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