Israel does not recognize civil marriages performed under its own jurisdiction. On 19 Junethe Supreme Court of the Philippines heard oral arguments in a case seeking to legalise same-sex marriage in the Philippines. A same-sex marriage bill is pending in Parliament after the Green Liberal Party of Switzerland introduced a constitutional initiative to legalize same-sex marriage in Decemberin opposition to a Christian Democrat initiative banning same-sex marriage.
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. It states that while Vietnam allows same-sex weddings, it will not offer legal recognition or protection to unions between people of the same sex.
In this regard, the disapproval isn't about gay marriage per se -- it's more about discomfort with homosexuality, period. Sociologist Steven Nock of the University of Virginia, who is agnostic on the issue of same-sex civil marriage, offered this review of the literature on gay parenting as an expert witness for a Canadian court considering legalization of same-sex civil marriage: Through this analysis I draw my conclusions that 1 all of the articles I reviewed contained at least one fatal flaw of design or execution; and 2 not a single one of those studies was conducted according to general accepted standards of scientific research.
And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships. Frankly, we should want leaders with big minds and open hearts who are willing to evolve and, in the case of Joe Biden, bring the country along.
In anti same sex marriage advocacy in Colchester, Mr. Her review must be viewed judiciously, given the methodological flaws detailed by Professor Nock in the literature as a whole.
The main right-wing opposition party UMP challenged the law in the Constitutional Councilwhich had one month to rule on whether the law conformed to the Constitution. Legislation or binding domestic court ruling establishing same-sex marriage, but marriage is not yet provided for.
They also said that it was inadmissible and discriminatory for a separate legal provision to be established such as civil unions instead of same-sex marriage. Existing registered partnerships between same-sex couples remained in force with an option to convert them into marriages.
The reform, alongside others, caused massive protests that caused President Laurentino Cortizo to criticize the lawmakers and a committee was created to analyze the more polemic reforms. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling regarding the legalisation of same-sex marriage in countries that have ratified the American Convention on Human Rights applies to Ecuador.
Ecuador became the first country in which the international ruling was implemented, following a national ruling by the Constitutional Court of Ecuador on 12 June
Legislation or binding domestic court ruling establishing same-sex marriage, but marriage is not yet provided for. Polling by Afrobarometer between and found that 78 percent [PDF] of Africans across thirty-four countries were intolerant of homosexuality.
The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution.