Journalist Gail Mathabane likens prohibitions on same-sex marriage to past prohibitions on interracial marriage in the United States. Retrieved September 23, He was suspended from his office and reinstated in May Same-sex marriage in Maryland. Gender-neutral marriage replaced Norway's previous system of registered partnerships for same-sex couples.
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Same-sex marriage in the United States
Retrieved 10 December In Junethe New York Assembly passed legislation allowing same-sex marriage. Again, the Court ruled that it must. Retrieved 18 June Inthe Louisiana State Supreme Court reinstates the constitutional amendment. More on Same Sex Marriage: Retrieved December 14,
In June opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in November. The first two decades of the 21st century saw same-sex marriage receive support from prominent participants in the civil rights movementincluding Coretta Scott KingJohn LewisJulian Bondand Mildred Loving. Retrieved 6 August A man would marry a man and a woman [marry] a woman. This State and its political subdivisions shall not recognize or give effect to a legal status, right, or claim created by another jurisdiction respecting any other domestic union, however denominated. On 28 Januarythe National Congress approved a bill recognizing civil unions for same-sex and opposite-sex couples offering some of the rights of marriage. Most of these are in Europe and South America.