Archived from the original on 7 January Archived from the original on 10 July Labour : In AprilLabour Minister for Equality Harriet Harman when asked about same-sex marriage said the issue was a "developing area" and that the government still had a "long way to go" with gay rights.
The law did not legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, but directed the British Government to "issue guidance" to civil servants in Northern Ireland "in relation to the incompatibility of human rights with [the region's laws on the two issues]". Refer to pp.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Brazil. Parliament of the United Kingdom. Britain Yearly Meeting. Retrieved 31 October Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Estonia. Such people are then free to enter or re-enter civil partnerships or marriages in accordance with their newly recognized gender identity.
While few societies have recognized same-sex unions as marriages, the historical and anthropological record reveals a large range of attitudes towards same-sex unions ranging from praise, through full acceptance and integration, sympathetic toleration, indifference, prohibition and discrimination, to persecution and physical annihilation.
The new measure passed by a margin of greater than five-to-one, with support coming from both the governing African National Congress as well as the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. Agreements with the host country safeguard these organizations' impartiality.
Archived from the original on 10 July The law took effect on 1 March The Times. Five years later, in Januarythe Belgian parliament legalized same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian couples the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples.
The following political parties expressed their opposition to same-sex marriage legislation in England and Wales:.
The Advocate. The order was effective immediately, thus making Chihuahua the third state to legalize such unions. Cayman Compass. On 3 June , the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation released a "jurisprudential thesis" that found state-laws defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unconstitutional.