Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies passed a bill on 12 Decemberto extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Retrieved August 22, In contrast, not extending the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, is not based on the sexual orientation of the partners, but the absence of a feature of their relationship which is an essential feature of marriage.
Kendell said it was precisely because Newsom did not have a reputation as an outspoken liberal that he was able to make his decision. Popular On Pew Research U. There is no such thing as traditional, biblically based marriage — at least in the Western hemisphere.
Saying that we cannot distinguish between heterosexual and homosexual couples even with respect to the rearing of children is a proposition that simply ignores basic rational thought.
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And I cannot in good conscience exclude anyone who is prepared for such a commitment from the prospect of such happiness. Would it accelerate divorce rates? Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Vietnam. On 5 Junethe European Court of Justice ECJ ruled, in a case originating from Romania, that same-sex couples have the same residency rights as different-sex couples, when a national of an EU country gets married while resident in an EU country where same-sex marriage is legal, and the spouse is from a non-EU country.
Schwarzenegger wrote in his veto statement that to solve the issue of gender-neutral marriage, the California Supreme Court needed to finish its rule on the challenge which had been made to Proposition The image of Lyon and Martin soon gave way to the scene of a line of hopeful couples wrapped around San Francisco City Hall, undeterred by protesters.
Overall, the evidence suggests that letting same-sex couples marry would be good public policy. That's not what traditional marriage was. Dronenburg Jr.
But through the democratic process the state — and this is true in most nations — does not seize monopolistic authority over the definition of marriage, but rather allows religious communities and other communities to speak to this issue. Additionally, children raised by same-sex couples have been shown to be on par with the children of opposite-sex couples in their psychological adjustment, cognitive abilities and social functioning.
This has been part of the dialogue as well; various statutes, including federal civil rights laws do not reach so far. Recognising the difficulty in passing such laws in countries where there is strong opposition to same-sex marriage, it recommended that governments pass temporary decrees until new legislation is brought in.