The only opposition in parliament came from the Christian Democratic Party, which at the time was not part of the governing coalition. Beginning inthe Belgian parliament offered limited rights to same-sex couples through registered partnerships. Bruce Hanes, to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The bill now moves to the House for a vote. March 30, - The highest court in Massachusetts rules that same-sex couples who live in other states cannot get married in Massachusetts unless same-sex marriage is legal in their home states. What is important here is the gradual building of consensus. Granting legal marriage rights to gays and lesbians would threaten the stability of the family, a pillar of our society.
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Support for the law came from both the Flemish-speaking North and the French-speaking South, and the law generated surprisingly little controversy across the country. The high court cleared the way for same-sex couples in California to resume marrying after dismissing an appeal on Proposition 8 on jurisdictional grounds. Neighboring Benton County follows on March
Same-sex couples were officially allowed to marry beginning January 9, more than a month after it was legalized in the country.