In Augusta lawyer in El Salvador filed a lawsuit before the country's Supreme Court asking for the nullification of Article 11 of the Family Code, which defines marriage as a heterosexual union. No laws allowing adoption by same-sex couples.
The day before, the measure had won final passage in the British Parliament after months of debate. The Costa Rican Government asked the Court to give its opinion on whether it had an obligation to extend property rights to same-sex couples, and the Court ruled that it did.
Retrieved 26 May On 23 Novemberthe court upheld the Supreme Court's ruling, by which same-sex marriage became again legal in Bermuda.
Human rights Minority rights Discrimination Freedom Index. Statistics South Africa: Marriage and divorces — statssa. On May 22,Catholic-majority Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular referendum. In Aprilthe Constitutional Court declared the law to be constitutionally valid.
However, the World Bank does recognize domestic partners. But the Church of Norway changed course and began sanctioning same-sex weddings in early
The proposed constitutional amendment with the same-sex ban dies in the U. However, the law prohibits same-sex weddings within the Church of England, which continues to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions.
Gender identities Sexual identities Sexual diversities. The marriage was celebrated in both Greece and Rome in extravagant public ceremonies. The bills received royal assent on 12 June and took effect on 15 June
Voters in Minnesota reject a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage. Main article: Assisted reproductive technology. Same-sex marriage , also known as gay marriage , is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender , entered into in a civil or religious ceremony.
However, the extension did not allow for same-sex adoption, either jointly or of stepchildren.