Archived from the original on 19 July The Marriage Order Northern Ireland states there is a legal impediment to marriage if the parties are of the same sex. Government of United Kingdom legislation. Those against included David Blunkett and Ann Taylor. The paper reported that practitioners who did provide these sorts of treatments between the s and s now view homosexuality as healthy, and the evidence suggests that 'conversion therapy' is a historical rather than a contemporary phenomenon in Britain, where treatment for homosexuality has always been less common than in the US. By the following decade, polls indicated that roughly one-half of British citizens approved of legalizing same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom ; such marriages were legalized in England and Wales inand Scotland followed suit in Archived from the original PDF on 7 January
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Iowa becomes first mid-western US state to legalise gay marriage
In all but two of those states, the rulings were stayed, although some of the states briefly performed same-sex marriages prior to their suspension. Archived from the original on 22 May The Act extended only to England and Wales. These restrictions were overturned by the European Court of Human Rights in They provided a general prohibition of discrimination in the provision of goods and services on the grounds of sexual orientation.
In Maythe Oasis Church Waterloo in London applied for a licence that would allow it to conduct same-sex marriages. In spite of vigorous opposition from the Catholic Church and evangelical Protestant churches, the measure passed both houses of the Argentine legislature and was signed into law by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Joint and stepchild adoption for LGBT persons and same-sex couples. Those provisions were broadened in to allow any same-sex couple to marry as long as one member of the couple had lived in Belgium for at least three months. Same-sex marriage in Europe. The table provides a list of countries that have legalized same-sex marriage, as well as selected countries that offer some other legal status for same-sex couples. Richard Socarides, an attorney and former senior adviser on gay rights under pPresident Bill Clinton in the s, said the ruling carries extra significance coming from Iowa, which is located in a conservative part of the US.