The Salt Lake Tribune. One of the cases, from California [ the Proposition 8 case ], could establish or reject a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Retrieved March 24, Department of Public Health six months earlier.
Divorced mothers Teresa Pires and Helena Paixao became the first gay couple to marry in Portugal, in June - a month after the law they had campaigned for came into effect - and hailed it as a "great same sex marriage around the world in York, a dream come true". Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland Set for Extremel The United States.
Exemptions were also included in the new marriage law. As a result, professional scientific associations have argued for same-sex marriage to be legally recognized as it will be beneficial to the children of same-sex parents or carers. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Canada.
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Vatican officials, as well as the Catholic Spanish Bishops Conference, strongly criticized the law, and large crowds demonstrated in Madrid for and against the measure. The Georgia Voice. Longstaying the decision pending appeal.
Publishers Weekly. Retrieved May 23, Neighboring Benton County follows on March Angola eliminated its sodomy law in January and passed legislation that punishes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation with up to two years in prison.
DOMA's Section 2 says that no state needs to recognize the legal validity of a same-sex relationship even if recognized as marriage by another state. The decision came on the second anniversary of the United States v.
Retrieved March 27, Retrieved December 29, Strange in favor of a male couple seeking the right to marry on Alabama. November 4, - Voters in California approve Proposition 8, which will amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage.