The French Government introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, Billin the National Assembly on 17 November Retrieved March 27, Same-sex marriage in Portugal. No new registered partnerships may be created. While few societies have recognized same-sex unions as marriages, the historical and anthropological record reveals a large range of attitudes towards same-sex unions ranging from praise, through full acceptance and integration, sympathetic toleration, indifference, prohibition and discrimination, to persecution and physical annihilation.
Opposition to same-sex marriage is based on claims such as the beliefs that homosexuality is unnatural and abnormal, that the recognition of same-sex unions will promote homosexuality in society, and that children are better off when raised by opposite-sex couples.
Same-Sex "Marriage" Is Not a Civil Right
Subscribe to our mailing list. Court order requires implementation of marriage. Retrieved July 17, Officials of eight counties in Alabama and one county in Texas are still unwilling to issue licenses to same-sex couples, as of December Same-sex marriage is also due to become legal in Costa Rica and Taiwan. It is certainly true that the contention over marriage is about civil law.
July 1, — June 26, Until United States v. Retrieved 2 May Same-sex marriage in Uruguay. Messaggero Veneto in Italian. There is ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents.