In addition, supporters of same-sex marriage can be found in the remaining parties. In Decemberthe Tlaxcala Congress approved a civil union bill, in an vote. Stepchild adoption since ;  joint adoption since . It aims to diminish the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and to improve the quality of life of affected people within a framework of the common good. Domestic partnerships since . On 11 Augustthe Mexican Supreme Court ruled, in a decision, that Campeche's ban on same-sex couples adopting children was unconstitutional. Life imprisonment Not enforced.
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The law allows a judge to impose harsher sentences if there is evidence showing that a victim was selected because of the "actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person. At the time, Maryland had a sodomy law applicable only to free males with a punishment of "labour for any time, in their discretion, not exceeding seven years for the same crime, on the public roads of the said county, or in making, repairing or cleaning the streets or bason [sic] of Baltimore-town;" it imposed the death penalty for slaves committing sodomy. Retrieved April 5, Montserrat Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. Sexual orientation protection nationwide since see below. Same-sex sexual intercourse illegal. Dutch Guiana Suriname
Archived from the original on September 30, Clinton was the first President to select openly gay persons for Administration positions, appointing over LGBT appointees. On February 16,Obama criticized Uganda's anti-gay law. Sexual orientation hate crime laws. Archived from the original on January 19, The report, released in Januarydocumented events of Illegal since as part of the Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea Penalty: