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We will draft the legislation to ensure that there is a negligible chance of a successful legal challenge in any domestic court, or the ECtHR that would force any religious organisation to conduct marriages for same-sex couples against their will. Civil partnerships introduced.
Archived from the original on 22 March Retrieved November 12, The Keweenaw Report. The act was later replaced by the Matrimonial Causes Actwhich also declared that a marriage was void if the parties were not respectively same sex marriage legalized in Leicester and female. Marriage recognized in Tel Aviv.
Oliari and Others v Italy 21 July  went further and established a positive obligation upon member states to provide legal recognition for same-sex couples. Supreme Court were Golinski v. Office of Congressman John Lewis. Marriage, being a union of a man and a woman, as well as the family, motherhood and parenthood, shall be placed under the protection and care of the Republic of Poland.
Retrieved 18 July Taiwan Taiwan became the first Asian country to permit same-sex marriage following a parliamentary vote on May 17, Parliament passed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Archived from the original on November 29, The Oregonian.
Retrieved 23 September The act was later replaced by the Matrimonial Causes Actwhich also declared that a marriage was void if the parties were not respectively male and female. A law extended partnership rights to same-sex couples.
Retrieved 7 September Bloomberg News. Leicester university slammed over David Cameron same-sex marriage honour. Seat vacant : 2.