May 22,am. 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. Article 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights states that: "Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and to found a family, according to the national laws governing the exercise of this right",  not limiting marriage to those in a heterosexual relationship.
Published: Updated: Only a handful of parliamentarians say they will vote against the change. The divorce referendum was an extremely slim victory that was decided by less than 1 percent of the vote—though that did reveal that even then, Catholic monopoly on morality was declining.
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Attitudes have changed immensely in the past 30 years. Oscar Wilde would be so proud. Retrieved 23 October These rights would be applied by the court on application as distinct from the 'automatic' rights of legal marriage. However, a majority of women, to year-olds, and urban dwellers supported the idea.
Altruistic surrogacy is legal in the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland.
The court gave Parliament one year to rectify the inequality. A Changing Ireland. LGBT portal.
In , Charlotte created its own domestic partner registry, separate from Mecklenburg County. Marie Solis. The referendum proposed to add to the Irish Constitution : "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex".
The Scottish Government conducted a three-month-long consultation that ended on 9 December The argument was put up that marriage would decline because of divorce, but the marriage numbers [in the Republic of Ireland] have actually increased. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands.