For instance, inthe Congress of Puebla modified its marriage laws, but left intact provisions outlawing same-sex marriages. Northern Ireland had been the last part of the UK where same-sex marriage was banned; England and Wales moved to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed in and Scotland followed in see below.
On 28 Novemberthe first two same-sex marriages occurred in Quintana Roo after discovering that Quintana Roo's Civil Code did not explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage,  but these marriages were later annulled by the Governor of Quintana Roo in April
As ofparties ostensibly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage control the legislatures of Zacatecas and Guerrero. The Court declared the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, void and inoperable.
Archived from the original on 19 November In Decemberthe Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage when the Dutch parliament passed, by a three-to-one margin, a landmark bill allowing the practice. For instance, inthe Congress of Puebla modified its marriage laws, but left intact provisions outlawing same-sex marriages.
Along with New Zealand, Australia became the second country in the Asia-Pacific region to make same-sex marriage legal. Passed by the Congress of Morelos and ratified by a majority of the state's municipalities. Veracruz, Mexico: E-consulta. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Veracruz.
The Court decides whether these laws are constitutional, and if they are not, they are struck down. On 25 Novemberthe Mexican Supreme Court issued its fifth resolution against Sinaloa's same-sex marriage ban. Mexico City.
La Jornada in Spanish. On 17 October , the first Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation reportedly ruled that transgender people who want to change their name and gender on official documents could do so at the Veracruz Civil Registry through a simple administrative process, based solely on their own declaration of their gender identity, and that the requirement to seek a judicial order constituted discrimination on the basis of gender identity [C4.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Tlaxcala.