A bill legalizing same-sex marriages passed on 1 Septembermaking Coahuila the first state and second jurisdiction after Mexico City to reform its Civil Code to allow for legal same-sex marriages. That ruling led to federal and state actions to explicitly abridge marriage on the basis of sex in order to prevent the marriages of same-sex couples from being recognized by law, the most prominent of which was the federal DOMA. However, 18, such marriages performed before Proposition 8 will remain valid. Retrieved 9 August There is ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents. Retrieved July 17, Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples a constitutional right to marry.
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Plaintiffs Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, center, walk with attorney Peggy Tomsic on December 4,after a judge heard arguments challenging Utah's same-sex marriage ban. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved October 21, It states that while Vietnam allows same-sex weddings, it will not offer legal recognition or protection to unions between people of the same sex. The high court ruled that the lower court judges lacked legal standing to bring the suits. Same-sex couples get their marriage licenses at the Oakland County Courthouse in Pontiac, Michigan, on March 22,a day after a federal judge overturned Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. Some counties in Alabama issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples for three weeks until the state Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop doing so.
The bill is signed into law in Washington by Governor Christine Gregoire on February 13,but opposition vows to halt its implementation. King Juan Carloswho by law has up to 30 days to decide whether to grant royal assent to laws, signed it on 1 July Furthermore, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling which is expected to facilitate recognition in several countries in the Americas. May 14, - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signs a bill giving same-sex couples the right to marry. Retrieved 16 February Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies passed a bill on 12 Decemberto extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. David Sharp, Associated Press, January 31,