Lewin that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex. In Austria, a similar provision requiring transsexual people to divorce before having their legal sex marker corrected was found to be unconstitutional in Archived from the original on 6 January That same bill was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 11 May with deputies in favour and 51 against. In any legal jurisdiction where marriages are defined without distinction of a requirement of a male and female, these complications do not occur.
The couple vowed to bring the case to the Supreme Court of South Korea.
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The law came into effect on 1 Augustand the act was progressively amended on subsequent occasions to reflect court rulings expanding the rights of registered partners. The Court said that governments "must recognise and guarantee all the rights that are derived from a family bond between people of the same sex". Archived from the original on 12 February Archived from the original on 13 May When sex is defined legally, it may be defined by any one of several criteria:
Anthropologists have struggled to determine a definition of marriage that absorbs commonalities of the social construct across cultures around the world. Chamber of Deputies Luxembourg. Same-sex sexual activity illegal. Archived from the original on 14 June Retrieved 7 January Jydske Vestkysten in Norwegian.