In Augusta lawyer in El Salvador filed a lawsuit before the country's Supreme Court asking for the nullification of Article 11 of the Family Code, which defines marriage as a heterosexual union. In Austria, a similar provision requiring transsexual people to divorce before having their legal sex marker corrected was found to be unconstitutional in Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Romania.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Brazil. A further problem with the civil-union option is that, even if enacted by the provinces, it could only be effective as an institution for same-sex couples if Parliament legislatively restored the opposite-sex definition of marriage so as to foreclose the marriage option for same-sex couples.
On 11 FebruaryParliament approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
In any legal jurisdiction where marriages are defined without distinction of a requirement of a male and female, these complications do not occur. United Kingdom. As the Supreme Court was deliberating on the two cases, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on 9 January that countries signatory to the American Convention on Human Rights must legalise same-sex marriage.
Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of EU citizens. The president promulgated the law on 3 May and it took effect on 5 August.
The Supreme Court held in Hosanna-Tabor v. See also: Common-law relationships in Manitoba. On March 1,the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the federal government must pay Canada Pension Plan benefits to surviving same-sex spouses. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages.
Constitution limits marriage to opposite-sex couples. In Nigeria, homosexual activity between men, but not between women, is illegal. Volume Only the provinces would have the legislative power to construct a legal relationship falling just shy of marriage.
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