Costa Rica's Supreme Electoral Court the institution in charge of civil registrationincluding the issuance of marriage certificates announced that it will obey the ruling of the IACHR and will adapt the necessary by-laws once the Executive Branch notifies the ruling. The main right-wing opposition party UMP challenged the law in the Constitutional Councilwhich had one month to rule on whether the law conformed to the Constitution. Archived from the original on 27 September In Mexicosame-sex marriage is performed in several states and recognized in all thirty-one states. Germany also changed its laws last year to allow same-sex marriage, as did Malta, Bermuda and Finland.
It passed despite resistance from members of the Christian Democratic Party and the Progress Party, as well as a public controversy over state funding for fertility treatments for lesbian couples.
Lewin that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex. A decade later, the parliament passed a measure allowing gay couples to adopt children. Australia officially became the 26th country to legalize same-sex marriage in December On July 24, the Marriage Equality Act became a law in New York State forever changing the state's legal view of what a married couple is. Whilst the Scottish Government was in favour of same-sex marriage, it stated that no religious body would be forced to hold such ceremonies once legislation is enacted. A law dating to 19th century criminalises sexual acts "against the order of nature". For other uses, see Marriage equality disambiguation.
Existing registered partnerships between same-sex couples remained in force with an option to convert them into marriages. Retrieved 1 August From a refugee camp to Davos: The first was with one of Nero's own freedmenPythagoraswith whom Nero took the role of the bride. Retrieved 25 June Ina pair of economists at Emory University tied the passage of state bans on same-sex marriage in the United States to an increase in the rates of HIV infection. The ruling standardized court procedures across Mexico to authorize same-sex marriages.