The NAACPthe leading African-American civil rights organization, has pledged its support for gay rights and same-sex marriage, stating that they "support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution", and has declared that same-sex marriage is a civil right. Same-sex marriage in Finland. The lead researcher of the study observed that "laws that have the greatest impact on gay adults may make gay kids feel more hopeful for the future". The Netherlands was the first country to extend marriage laws to include same-sex couples, following the recommendation of a special commission appointed to investigate the issue in In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. 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. Upon the end of the grace period, same-sex marriage automatically becomes established by law in these countries.
Sincesame-sex couples have been allowed to enter into civil partnershipsa separate union providing the legal consequences of marriage.
Portugal created de facto unions similar to common-law marriage for cohabiting opposite-sex partners inand extended these unions to same-sex couples in Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country. French parliament approves new law". Some countries only criminalize sex between men but a growing number have recently expanded their laws to include bisexual and lesbian women. Recognising the difficulty in passing such laws in countries where there is strong opposition to same-sex marriage, it recommended that governments pass temporary decrees until new legislation is brought in.
Belgium became the second country in the world to legally recognize same-sex marriages when a bill passed by the Belgian Federal Parliament took effect on 1 June Recognition of same-sex unions in Nepal. On 25 Februarythe Italian Senate passed a bill allowing civil unions with senators in favour and 73 against. Recently the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of a Colorado baker who would not make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Besides Ecuador and Costa Rica, lawsuits regarding same-sex marriage have been filed in El Salvador halting a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Honduras,  Panama,  Paraguay to recognize marriages performed abroad and Peru,  all of which are under the jurisdiction of the IACHR. Retrieved June 9,