The Government announced that they would drop their opposition to same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. January 14, - An Oklahoma federal court rules the state ban on same-sex marriage is, "an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit. Despite their relative independence, few organizations recognize same-sex partnerships without condition. In the Crown dependenciessame-sex marriage has been legal in the Isle of Man since 22 Julyin Guernsey and Alderney since 2 May and 14 Junerespectively and in Jersey since 1 July The date marked the first day that all of Illinois' counties could begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
On 25 Februarythe Italian Senate passed a bill allowing civil unions with senators in favour and 73 against.
De facto union in Portugal. Limited legal recognition partnership certificates, residency rights for foreign spouses, etc. The law won approval by a margin in the country's legislature, which included support from former Prime Minister John Key. In Canada became the first country in the Western Hemisphere to legalize same-sex marriage.
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