Wright Allen strikes down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. But the Church of Norway changed course and began sanctioning same-sex weddings in early Supreme Court ruling legalizing such nuptials nationwide, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore directed probate judges in his state to enforce the ban on same-sex marriage. Neil Abercrombie, left, and former state Sen. Archived from the original on 30 March However, the World Bank does recognize domestic partners. In AprilMedha Patkar of the Aam Aadmi Party stated that her party supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
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Gay Marriage Around the World
Professional organizations of psychologists have concluded that children stand to benefit from the well-being that results when their parents' relationship is recognized and supported by society's institutions, e. In contrast, a civil rights view holds that the institution can be validly created through the ruling of an impartial judiciary carefully examining the questioning and finding that the right to marry regardless of the gender of the participants is guaranteed under the civil rights laws of the jurisdiction. Inlawmakers defeated an effort by the ruling Conservative Party of Canada to reconsider the issue, leaving the law unchanged. Retrieved March 28, The bills received royal assent on 12 June and took effect on 15 June Same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom Performed: In Octoberthe Estonian legislature, the Riigikoguapproved a civil union law open to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples.
After a motion lodged by Costa Rica, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a landmark advisory ruling in favour of same-sex marriage on 9 Januarywhich is expected to facilitate legalisation in several countries in the Americas. Archived from the original on 9 December Archived from the original on 4 March Thirteen couples seek damages from government for denying them same rights as heterosexual spouses. Retrieved 26 July