Societies have resolved the intertwined issues of sexuality, reproduction, and marriage in myriad ways. Their responses regarding the morality , desirability, and administrative perquisites of same-sex partnerships have been equally diverse. Notably, however, by the beginning of the 21st century most countries opted for one of only three legal resolutions to these intersecting problems: to ignore same-sex partnerships, to criminalize them, or to grant them a status similar or equal to that of heterosexual marriage. Many countries have yet to reach a consensus on these issues. See also marriage law.
5 facts about same-sex marriage
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Two Bermudians have put up funds to pay for an expensive legal battle to stop the outlawing of same-sex marriage on the island. The private citizens, neither gay, spoke to The Royal Gazette on condition of anonymity as the Privy Council in London prepared to hear the case this week. The man said he had voted for the Progressive Labour Party over the years but was streets apart on same-sex marriage. He claimed it was clear the Cabinet had continued the case, at significant cost to the taxpayer, for political gain. The proceedings were brought by the Government against LGBT rights charity OutBermuda and other litigants in a bid to overturn a Court of Appeal ruling which allowed same-sex weddings to go ahead. Both sides have hired top-rated and expensive barristers to argue before the panel of judges and the legal bill will run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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I ndiana Gov. After criticism from the business community, Pence signed an amendment to the law intended to protect gays and lesbians. But it was not his first brush with criticism from the LGBT community. In , as head of the Republican Study Committee, a group of the most-conservative House members, Pence rose in support of a constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman. He opposed a law that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace.
The legal status of same-sex marriage has changed in recent years in numerous jurisdictions around the world. The current trends and consensus of political authorities and religions throughout the world are summarized in this article. Same-sex marriage is legal in the following countries:. In December , in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v Fourie , the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled unanimously that bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional. The Court gave Parliament one year to change the laws, or same-sex marriage would be legalized by default.