See photos from states that approved same-sex marriage before the nationwide ruling: Supreme Court involving state bans on same-sex marriage. In spite of vigorous opposition from the Catholic Church and evangelical Protestant churches, the measure passed both houses of the Argentine legislature and was signed into law by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. In MayMaine state Sen. A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages.
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William Roletter, left, and Paul Rowe get close after having their photo taken with their marriage certificate May 21,at Philadelphia City Hall. A closely divided Spanish parliament legalized same-sex marriage inguaranteeing identical rights to all married couples regardless of sexual orientation. When Delaware and Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage in Maythey gave their respective state courts the authority to conduct divorce proceedings in cases where a same-sex couple married in the state but neither party currently resided in a state that recognized their marriage. Retrieved from " https: Retrieved 16 August More accurate statistics will be available as time passes. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
InNew Zealand enacted legislation allowing same-sex couples to enter into civil unions. The court also struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. In JunePortugal became the eighth country to legalize same-sex marriage. This is an update to a post originally published April 27,and updated on June 26, InDenmark became the first country to allow same-sex couples to register as domestic partners.