In Aprillegislation granting limited rights to gay and lesbian couples was introduced in the Connecticut legislature [R1. State On 02 Maythe House of Representatives voted to 8 to pass and send to the Senate a bill that would bar conversion therapy, the discredited practice of trying to change the sexual orientation of young homosexuals.
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One of the disadvantages of gay marriage cited by those who are against it is that s ame-sex marriage will speed up the assimilation of gay individuals into the mainstream heterosexual culture which will be detrimental to the homosexual community.
Archived from the original on 24 March On May 17, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to allow same-sex marriages between gay and lesbian couples. The Church, with 60, members and 1, congregations, became the largest Christian organisation in the UK to offer same-sex marriages at that time.
Marriage recognized in Tel Aviv. Hyde and Woodmansee a case of polygamyLord Penzance 's judgment began "Marriage as understood in Christendom is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others.
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Navajo Nation Indian Country. In Junethe Connecticut General Assembly unanimously passed a bill to repeal the gay panic defense. Bills were introduced to the Rhode Island General Assembly every year sinceand after the Republican governor who promised to veto it if passed left office, things gained traction.
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July 12, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Patty Jenkins Pittman rules against the freedom to marry in the Kerrigan case, arguing that civil union affords same-sex couples the same legal rights under the law. January 3-December 30, Vermont's was enacted by the legislature over the governor's veto.
The region holds a number of firsts on same-sex marriage: Vermont was the first state to enact it through legislative means and not because of a judicial ruling,   and Maine was the first state to have a governor sign a same-sex marriage bill that was not the result of a court decision.
There are several known cases of men being executed under the statute, including William Plaine of Guilford in for having masturbated a number of young men in the town. There are no published sodomy cases during this period, so it is unknown if oral sex was prosecuted under this law.