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. Gray's battle with cancer prompted the couple to seek relief from a federal court to immediately receive a license before the law goes into effect in June. A January Datamonitor poll found that A citizens' initiative was launched to put the issue before the Parliament of Finland. Same-sex marriage in Nigeria.
Ina judge dismissed two cases on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
A closely divided Spanish parliament legalized same-sex marriage inguaranteeing identical rights to all married couples regardless of sexual orientation. This initiative would change article 14 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and aimed to put equal fiscal rights and equal social security benefits between married couples and unmarried cohabiting couples. Gay rights organizations swiftly denounced Moore's January 6,order.
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