A number of U. In Mexicosame-sex marriage is performed in twenty-two states and recognized in all thirty-one states. Armenia has historically had few protections or recognition in law of same-sex couples. Finally, the Constitutional Court ruled against the banning of the referendum 5—4 and the referendum was held on 20 December Saint Lucia.
InDenmark became the first country to recognize a legal relationship for same-sex couples, establishing registered partnershipswhich gave those in same-sex relationships "most rights of married heterosexuals, but not the right to adopt or obtain joint custody of a child".
Same-sex couples enjoy the same benefits and privileges as heterosexual married couples including:. Common divorce grounds include irreconcilable differences, adultery, abuse, imprisonment, etc. Psychological Reports.
In Decemberthe Supreme Court of Arkansas upheld a state law only allowing opposite-sex couples to be automatically listed as parents on their children's birth certificates, while prohibiting same-sex couples from being allowed the same on an equal basis.
June 1, February 23, In these cases, same-sex marriages will be treated exactly the same as opposite-sex marriages.
Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or some tribal nations. But byit was a non-issue, says Hanna - "not even a peep. Legal recognition of same-sex marriages in South Africa came about as a result of the Constitutional Court 's decision in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v Fourie.
Scientific literature indicates that parents' financial, psychological and physical well-being is enhanced by marriage and that children benefit from being raised by two parents within a legally recognized union either a mixed-sex or same-sex union. Performed in the Netherlands proper, including the Caribbean Netherlands.
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. He was wrong. See also: LGBT rights opposition. Hanna says the issue did "wake up a very conservative group" in the community that lobbied the council to reverse its decision.