Luckily, most of the politicians voted in agreement of what Australia chose, and same-sex marriage was finally made legal on December 7, The Court also decided that civil unions will be open for both same-sex and different-sex couples from that date onwards. Archived from the original on 17 November A Pew Research Center study on the global religious landscape as of found that roughly four-in-ten Uruguayans are unaffiliated with a particular religion. Retrieved April 11, Since the beginning ofseveral anti-gay marriage protests with occasionally volatile crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have taken place in Paris and elsewhere. Dictionaries recognize same-sex marriage—who knew?
In Octoberthe Estonian legislature, the Riigikoguapproved a civil union law open to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples.
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In the Supreme Court of the United States declared that the constitution protected the rights of citizens to marry, regardless of gender. Child emperor Elagabalus referred to his chariot driver, a blond slave from Caria named Hieroclesas his husband. Retrieved 13 June The day before, the measure had won final passage in the British Parliament after months of debate. For other uses, see Marriage equality disambiguation. Ministry of Justice of Finland. A bill was raised in the Knesset Israeli Parliament to rescind the High Court's ruling, but the Knesset did not advance the bill.
Retrieved 13 June Retrieved 10 August Marriage by amparo or by traveling out of state. Trial of ex-Malaysia PM Najib postponed. On 24 Maythe Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry, and gave the Taiwanese Government two years to amend the law to that effect. Finally, on June 5,same-sex marriages were legalized in Portugal in spite of protests by the Catholic Church of the country. The Constitutional Council had previously ruled that the issue of same-sex marriage was one for the Parliament to decide and there was only little hope for UMP to overturn the Parliament's vote.