There, two young University of Minnesota students filed a formal request with the state to get married. About 58 percent of Uruguayans are Christian; in the Latin America-Caribbean region as a whole, 90 percent of the population is Christian. The Hawaii case of Baehr v. It also decides the Prop 8 defenders lack standing, clearing the way for same-sex unions to be legalized in California. A marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. Windsor Executive Order Obergefell v. Virginia inin which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down all state bans on inter-racial marriageissued a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in which she expressed her support for same-sex marriage and described it as a civil right akin to inter-racial marriage, stating that "I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry".
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Same Sex Marriage Laws in the United States
Same-sex couples in Canada gained most of the legal benefits of marriage in when the federal and provincial governments extended common law marriages to gay and lesbian couples. When necessary to implement the rights and responsibilities of spouses under the law, all gender-specific language or terms shall be construed in a gender-neutral manner in all such sources of law. Same-sex marriage in Iowa. Making Choices in a Diverse Society. Bush sought to officiate same-sex wedding: In Octoberthe Supreme Court lifts the stay. In addition to allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt, the legislation sets the legal age of marriage at 18 and eliminates the existing requirement that couples who want to marry must first submit to a medical exam.
Inthe congress of the northern state of Coahuila approved same-sex marriage, and inneighboring Chihuahua followed suit. Archived from the original on July 30, June 25, - An appeals court strikes down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 11 February It does not include states that recognized same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions but did not license them.