In contrast to the procreative model of marriage, advocates of the legalization of same-sex marriage generally believed that committed partnerships involving sexual intimacy are valuable because they draw people together to a singular degree and in singular ways. On 20 Novemberthe Greens introduced a bill in the Austrian Parliament that would legalise same-sex marriage. Additionally, Armenia and Israel recognize the marriages of same-sex couples validly entered into in other countries, though as of early there is no record of anyone taking advantage of the ruling in Armenia. Although advocates of the referendum quickly sought to contest the decision, it was upheld by a federal appeals court in February On November 13,Hawaii Gov.
In Maythree religious groups Quakers, Liberal Judaism and Unitarians sent a letter to David Cameron, asking that they be allowed to solemnise same-sex weddings.
On 3 Junethe Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation released a "jurisprudential thesis" that found state-laws defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unconstitutional. In June, in Obergefell v. Support for same-sex marriage is weaker in Eastern Europe. Same-sex marriages and civil unions are currently not recognized by the state, the illegal insurgent Communist Party of the Philippines performs same-sex marriages in territories under its control since
May 20, - District Judge John E.