Article 51 of the Constitution specifically defines marriage as a voluntary union between a man and a woman. Roman CatholicsEvangelic ChristiansSeventh-day AdventistsEparchy of Christianity and Baptist and the Union of Independent Orthodox churches had asked local authorities to forbid any action by representatives of sexual minorities.
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Retrieved 26 May Labor Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. In Decembera South Korean appeals court upheld the district court ruling. The amendment specified that marriage meant "the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
Gay and bisexual sexual orientations and transgender identity remain taboo subjects in Ukraine. On 12 JuneUkraine's third pride parade, dubbed the Equality March, was held in Kyiv without incidents. Civil partnerships, commonly referred to as civil unions, have been legal in Queensland since April New South Wales.
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The law came into effect on 9 December, immediately recognising overseas same-sex marriages. The state lower house passed same-sex marriage legislation by 13 votes to 11 in September , though the upper house subsequently voted against the legislation a few weeks later by 8 votes to 6.
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