The Book of Leviticus prohibited homosexual relations Lev. InNigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo introduced legislation that prohibits same-sex marriages and criminalizes anyone who "performs, witnesses, aids or abets" such ceremonies. Skip to main content. After a motion lodged by Costa Rica, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a landmark advisory ruling in favour of same-sex marriage on 9 Januarywhich is expected to facilitate legalisation in several countries in the Americas. Explicit ban pending regardless of sexual orientation . Jamous Lizotte, right, and Steven Jones pose for photos while waiting for a marriage license in Portland, Maine, on December 29,
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".
In Decemberthe Vienna Administrative Court dismissed a case challenging the same-sex marriage ban. A reference to same-sex marriage by the Egyptians and Canaanites exists in the Talmud. Times of India.
With the state court decision in October that the state must recognize same-sex marriage, New Jersey officials are considering whether to pass legislation on same-sex marriage to answer some questions left unanswered in the court decision.