Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. De facto union in Portugal. The law will go into effect on June 1, Estonian Human Rights Center. Upon the end of the grace period, same-sex marriage automatically becomes established by law in these countries.
In Octoberthe Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare constituted a committee for the purpose of preparing a draft bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
InHawaii voters approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state. May 6, - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Maineas Gov. Same-sex marriage in Argentina. Retrieved 11 April In Austria, a similar provision requiring transsexual people to divorce before having their legal sex marker corrected was found to be unconstitutional in From through toas the tide of public opinion continued to move towards support of same-sex marriage, various state court rulings, state legislation, direct popular votes referendums and initiativesand federal court rulings established same-sex marriage in thirty-six of the fifty states. The City Paper Bogota.
A federal judge struck down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. On a subnational level, the Mexican state of Tlaxcalathe Dutch constituent country of Aruba and Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom allow same-sex couples to access civil unions or partnerships, but restrict marriage to couples of the opposite sex. Retrieved 18 September Jamous Lizotte, right, and Steven Jones pose for photos while waiting for a marriage license in Portland, Maine, on December 29,