Support in Poland and Hungary, which both have constitutional bans on same-sex marriage, is 32 percent and 27 percent, respectively. Daily News Brief. Despite growing support for same-sex marriage in many European countries, divisions remain. A Sino-American cold war, or even an actual one, is not inevitable, but either is more likely now than just months ago.
Backgrounder Current political and economic issues succinctly explained. The five-to-four ruling, which extends to U. Knake August 18,
Skip to main content. Cook August 17, China To the Brink With China. Italy is the largest Western European country where same-sex marriage is not legal; its parliament, however, approved civil unions for same-sex couples in Haass August 13, Knake August 18,
Daily News Brief. The parliament legalized same-sex marriage inless than a decade after the constitutional court struck down laws banning sex between men. In Junethe court ruled that a civil rights law prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace also applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
In Chechnya, a semiautonomous republic within Russia, dozens of men suspected of being gay have been detained, tortured, and even killed in two separate official crackdowns since Chile allows same-sex civil unions. Despite growing support for same-sex marriage in many European countries, divisions remain.
The ruling came less than two decades after President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act DOMAwhich defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, thereby denying same-sex couples federal marriage benefits, such as access to health care, social security, and tax benefits, as well as green cards for immigrant spouses of U.
The five-to-four ruling, which extends to U. Same-sex relations are illegal on much of the continent and are punishable by death in Mauritania and Sudan, as well as in parts of Nigeria and Somalia. Support in Kazakhstan stood at 12 percent. Catherine Powell.