Recognition of same-sex unions in Nepal. July 9, - Judge Joseph Tauro of Massachusetts rules that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it interferes with a state's right to define marriage. He puts the ruling on hold until November 11, to give the state time to file an appeal. On 8 Augustthe Costa Rican Supreme Court declared Costa Rica's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and gave the Legislative Assembly 18 months to reform the law accordingly, otherwise the ban would be abolished automatically. In Septemberthe Georgian Parliament approved a constitutional amendment establishing marriage as "a union between a woman and a man for the purpose of creating a family". Couple in viral-video arrest reject police chief's apology.
Marriage has never been dependent on a single religion and is, instead, a result of human desire which is supported by the community as a whole.
In the United States, transgender and intersex marriages typically run into similar complications. There are currently only 28 countries that allow same-sex couples to marry. On 28 Aprilthe Constitutional Court rules that same-sex couples are allowed to enter into civil marriages in the country and that judges and notaries are barred from refusing to perform same-sex weddings.
The new measure passed by a margin of greater than five-to-one, with support coming from both the governing African National Congress as well as the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance.