The introduction of same-sex marriage also called marriage equality has varied by jurisdiction, and came about through legislative change to marriage lawcourt rulings based on constitutional guarantees of equality, recognition that it is allowed by existing marriage law,  or by direct popular vote via referendums and initiatives.
The Constitutional Council had previously ruled that the issue of same-sex marriage was one for the Parliament to decide and there was only little hope for UMP to overturn the Parliament's vote. Limited foreign recognition residency rights.
Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases. Australia became the second nation in Oceania to legalise same-sex marriage when the Australian Parliament passed a bill on 7 December
Opposition was higher among Mindanao residents, Muslims and those 55 and above. Despite this, LGBT people in the Philippines still experience discrimination and disadvantages in comparison to the heterosexual population.
Noncommercial, homosexual relations between two adults in private are not a crime, although sexual conduct or affection that occurs in public may be subject to the "grave scandal" prohibition in Article of the Revised Penal Code, which states:. Archived from the original on June 15, Martin Luther on Marriage.
Archived from the original on June 1, Four decades of American occupation saw the promulgation and regulation of sexuality through a modernized mass media and a standardized academic learning.
A January Datamonitor poll found that As a result, professional scientific associations have argued for same-sex marriage to be legally recognized as it will be beneficial to the children of same-sex parents or carers.
All states that allow same-sex marriage also allow the joint adoption of children by people of the same sex, with the exceptions of Jalisco, Nayarit and Quintana Roo in Mexico. The order was effective immediately, thus making Chihuahua the third state to legalize such unions. In Aprilthe Supreme Court announced it would hear a lawsuit that seeks to declare Article 44 of the Civil Code unconstitutional for outlawing same-sex marriage.
These laws permit same-sex couples to get married in the Church of Denmark. It established civil unions with same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as marriage, including the right of joint adoption and recognition of foreign same-sex marriage. Existing registered partnerships between same-sex couples remained in force with an option to convert them into marriages.
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