Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in El Salvador. As the Congress did not act, same-sex marriage in Costa Rica became legal on 26 May in line with the court ruling. Read our community guidelines here Reply to this article Reply.
While court challenges in New York are all but certain, the state — unlike California — makes it difficult for the voters to repeal laws at the ballot box.
Main article: In re Marriage Cases. California Supreme Court strikes down ban on gay marriage. In late Decemberthe State Commission of Human Rights announced that state officials cannot refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. November California legislature introduces Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage.
Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. California voters narrowly passed Proposition 8, the Marriage Protection Act, with a 52 percent majority in November Same-sex marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Baja California on 3 November Opponents of the bill included Assemblyman Willie Brown who authored the repeal of California's sodomy law in and Senator Milton Marks.
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The number of gay marriages spiked at 4, in and dropped to 3, in Unfortunately for the lawyers of Joliet, IL, where same-sex marriage has been legal for a year, it hasn't worked out that way — yet. New York State Assembly. Official notices, requiring compliance with the ruling, were sent out to various governmental departments that same day.
On 14 February , a bill legalizing same-sex marriage was introduced in the Peruvian Congress. Vietnam's Ministry of Justice began seeking advice on legalizing same-sex marriage from other governmental and non-governmental organizations in April and May , and planned to further discuss the issue at the National Assembly in Spring