Although Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the move as the "right thing to do", she reassured churches that they would not be forced to perform same-sex marriages. However, the Democratic Unionist Party tabled a petition of concernpreventing the motion from having any legal effect.
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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. Supreme Court of Bermuda. Inthe country allowed gay and lesbian couples to enter into a civil partnership, and on Jan.
The Times. Spain was the third country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, which has been legal since 3 Julyand was supported by the majority of the Spanish people. Six years after Portugal's parliament legalized same-sex marriage, the country granted gay couples the right to adopt.
ICM Research. All legal Brazilian marriages were always recognized all over Brazil.
Pink News. Retrieved 4 February Retrieved 3 September Retrieved 20 January Retrieved 7 February The case was heard simultaneously with a case brought in January in which two men who wed in England sought to have their marriage recognised in Northern Ireland.
Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macau , residency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong. They were represented by the civil rights group Liberty. Retrieved 23 November Bloomberg News. Retrieved 27 April The Scottish Episcopal Church is estimated to have , members, and offers same-sex marriage to other Anglicans, including members of churches in England and the United States.