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A parliamentary committee has voted against the proposal tabled by President Enrique Pena Nieto, pictured on Wednesday giving an address in response to the U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The proposal would have ensured same-sex marriage was legal in all states

Australian Labour Party leader Bill Shorten opposed the referrendum on same-sex marriage (AP)

The Australian Labour party have argued that it would better for politicians to decide the issue in Parliament

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February (AP)

George Mason University has renamed the institute after Justice Antonin Scalia, a Catholic

Thousands marched against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Guadalajara earlier this month (CNS)

Francis said he supported the protest ‘in favour of family and life’

Gabriele Kuby, 2014 (Wikipedia, Derzsi Elekes Andor)

A play depicts a family campaigner as a zombie whose eyes are poked out. This is about more than one person’s good name

Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine share a platform in Pittsburgh earlier this month (PA)

Bishops have a duty to challenge ‘devout Catholics’ whose actions contradict Church teaching

A Year 10 class at a London school (PA)

The study said ‘Generation Z’ were more likely than older generations to call themselves ‘conservative’ on marriage and gender

President Enrique Pena Nieto wants to legalise same-sex marriage in Mexico (AP)

The country’s president is seeking to make changes to the constitution in favour of same-sex marriage

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen Tim Kaine (AP)

The Democratic vice presidential nominee opposed same-sex marriage until 2005

Pope Francis at the Angelus: 'God never ceases to want our good, even when we sin' (AP)

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