MPs voted in favour of plans to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales on 5 February If passed, the Marriage Same Sex Couples Bill would enable same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies, where a religious institution had formally consented, in England and Wales. Gay marriage.
On this day inthe Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution required all states to recognize same-sex marriages. The landmark decision spurred jubilation and heartfelt reactions across the country. US Edition U.
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Gabrielle Emanuel. Julie Goodridge left and Hillary Goodridge were the face of the movement to legalize same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. They got married on May 17,just hours after that state became the first in America to allow same-sex marriage.
Taiwan made history last week by becoming the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Activists, however, say the fight is not yet over. When same-sex couples will be officially allowed to register for marriage starting tomorrow May 24M.
Today, there are 28 countries that have legalized gay marriage. The Netherlands, Canada, South Africa, and Spain started the movement in the early s, with many countries following suit. Keep reading to take a look at how same-sex couples have been saying "I do" around the world.
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Last Friday in Sacramento, Calif. Supreme Court had ruled that all 50 states had to recognize same-sex marriages. Likewise, in Portland, Oregon, Zoe Zachariades and her partner of seven years, Boris Kaidanov, both 28, got text messages from their moms asking if they were going to get married.
After decades of campaigning and waiting, Taiwan has welcomed hundreds of same-sex couples as they exercised their new legal rights to tie the knot. Dozens of reporters and photographers filled a registry office in Taipei on Friday waiting to capture the moment when the self-ruled island became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The couple, who had waited 12 years for the law to change, said they felt fortunate to be able to celebrate their union. I felt really fortunate.