In Decembera South Korean appeals court upheld the district court ruling. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that as gay marriage has gained political ground since when Massachusetts became the first U. The order was effective immediately, thus making Chihuahua the third state to legalize such unions. On 14 Februarya bill legalizing same-sex marriage was introduced in the Peruvian Congress. Javier Corrales, a professor at Amherst College who focuses on LGBT rights in Latin America, points to income levels and the influence of religion in politics, as well as the overall strength of democracy, to explain regional divergences [PDF]. Same-sex marriage in Finland.
The government last week eliminated some sections of laws about limits of artistic expression and entrepreneurship, which generated bitter complaints from entrepreneurs and artists.
Hodges in which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, stating that "races don't fall in love, genders don't fall in love—people fall in love". Once same-sex marriage was established in a particular state, the reduction in the rate of attempted suicide among children in that state became permanent. Most popular. If marriage precedes the state, the state cannot legitimately redefine marriage, any more than the state can change reality by declaring that up is down, left is right, the sky is green, or grass is blue.
South Africa is the only sub-Saharan African country where same-sex couples can marry.