Finally, the Constitutional Court ruled against the banning of the referendum 5—4 and the referendum was held on 20 December Same-sex marriage became legal in Norway on 1 January when a gender-neutral marriage bill was enacted after being passed by the Norwegian legislature, the Stortingin June For the first time, the Pride flag flies above the Brant County administrative building in downtown Paris.
It was also ruled that if the law was not amended after two years, same-sex couples would automatically be able to register valid marriage applications in Taiwan. There is going to be a lot more diversity of all sorts in our community over the next 10 years. Windsorleading to federal recognition of same-sex marriage, with federal benefits for married couples connected to either the state of residence or the state in which the marriage was solemnized.
On 5 Januarya court in Changshasouthern Hunan Provinceagreed to hear the lawsuit of year-old Sun Wenlin filed in December against the Bureau of Civil Affairs of Furong District for its June refusal to let him marry his year-old male partner, Hu Mingliang.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in South Africa. Archived from the original on May 16,
With the advent of same-sex marriage, this restriction was dropped. January 29, On January 6,Alabama's Chief Justice, Roy Mooreissued a ruling forbidding state officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Retrieved October 21, Retrieved November 2, Same-sex marriage had been legalized in the District of Columbia and 21 Native American tribal nations as well. Labeling the law as discriminatory and explaining the lack of gendered terms used in Article 34 of the Constitution 's summary of marriage, the lawsuit sought to allow same-sex couples the right to wed.