Inseventy-three countries, including some that retain sodomy laws, had protections against employment discrimination [PDF] based on gender identity or sexual orientation. On 20 Novemberthe Greens introduced a bill in the Austrian Parliament that would legalise same-sex marriage. Chile allows same-sex civil unions.
On June 30,Germany became the 15th European country to enact legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed. Limited domestic recognition cohabitation.
In Rio de Janeiro, the State Court facilitated its realization by district judges in agreement with the equalization instead of ordering notaries to accept same-sex marriages in demand as all others. Public Religion Research Institute. But, as you know, courts have always been strategic.
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Then Vice President Isabel Saint Malospeaking on behalf of the Government, announced that the country would fully abide by the ruling. Some additional states allow stepchild adoption by those who are in a same-sex relationship but are unmarried: CroatiaEstoniaItaly on a case-by-case basisSlovenia and Switzerland.
Demonstrations and Protests. On 4 Februarythe Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed legislation legalising same-sex marriage.
Despite these Supreme Court rulings, a debate continues in the United States between advocates of legal equality and individuals and institutions that object to same-sex marriages on the basis of religious belief.
Explore our fact sheet to learn more about same-sex laws around the world. Despite growing support for same-sex marriage in many European countries, divisions remain. Northern Ireland had been the last part of the UK where same-sex marriage was banned; England and Wales moved to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed in and Scotland followed in see below.