Marriage recognized in Tel Aviv. The new abortion laws, said to affect an estimated 1, women in Northern Ireland have created a momentous change in women's human and reproductive rights. On 4 Februarythe Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed legislation legalising same-sex marriage.
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At some churches, you get the sense that they wish they could remain there. Operation Spanner begins. Labour Party. Retrieved 23 May The Cave of the Golden Calf opens. Controversially, it also recommended that the 'presumed' recognition of cohabiting partners by the courts, as recommended by the Law Reform Commission, should also be legislated for, but only for opposite-sex couples.
Northern Ireland Humanists, the Northern Irish section of Humanists UKwelcomed the introduction of same-sex marriage and said it was looking forward to conducting official ceremonies. Retrieved 15 June A nd then we marry straight people and we barely know them.
Former groups. While Glenn Cunningham and Adriano Vilar are often cited as the first same-sex couple to have their civil partnership formally recognised in Ireland, in fact several hundred couples were recognised together at the exactly the same time. Archived from the original on 5 June Amanda was anxious not about Christina's response, but because of the uncertainty about their legal status back home in Northern Ireland.
Whilst the Scottish Government was in favour of same-sex marriage, it stated that no religious body would be forced to hold such ceremonies once legislation is enacted. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Germany since 1 October Same-sex marriage. The legislation eventually passed, but it continues to be polarizing, with lingering opposition from traditional churchgoers, political conservatives and many Muslims and Jews.
Finally, the Constitutional Court ruled against the banning of the referendum 5—4 and the referendum was held on 20 December In August , a 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.