On 4 Februarythe Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed legislation legalising same-sex marriage. Anthropologists have struggled to determine a definition of marriage that absorbs commonalities of the social construct across cultures around the world.
In Decemberthe Tallinn Circuit Court ruled that same-sex marriages concluded in another country must be recorded in the civil registry.
But, that is not the case today. It would not be considered binding authority for any other state or federal court, or state or federal official, other than those state officials in Monroe County. Marriage recognized in Tel Aviv. InNew York state legalized same-sex marriage.
Those appeals also affected certain adjacent states. The Broward County Clerk of Court is now conducting a legal review on whether they will begin to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Vatican officials, as well as the Catholic Spanish Bishops Conference, strongly criticized the law, and large crowds demonstrated in Madrid for and against the measure. InDenmark became the first country to recognize a legal relationship for same-sex couples, establishing registered partnershipswhich gave those in same-sex relationships "most rights of married heterosexuals, but not the right to adopt or obtain joint custody of a child".
No laws allowing adoption by same-sex couples.
June 8, Main article: LGBT parenting. June 19, On 11 February , the Congress of Coahuila approved adoptions by same-sex couples.