Michigan recognized the validity of more than marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples and those marriages. June 22, Many studies have shown that children of same-sex couples fare just as well as the children of opposite-sex couples; some studies have shown benefits to being raised by same-sex couples. Virginia inin which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down all state bans on inter-racial marriageissued a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in which she expressed her support for same-sex marriage and described it as a civil right akin to inter-racial marriage, stating that "I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry". Economist Films. The new measure passed by a margin of greater than five-to-one, with support coming from both the governing African National Congress as well as the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance.
On 26 MayGreenlandone of two other constituent countries in the Realm of Denmarkunanimously passed a law legalising same-sex marriage.
The rebel priest: Same-sex couples whose marriages are not recognized by the federal government are ineligible for spousal and survivor Social Security benefits and are ineligible for the benefits due the spouse of a federal government employee. Since NovemberFrance has had a civil union scheme known as a civil solidarity pact that is open to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples.
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