Retrieved 11 January In spite of vigorous opposition from the Catholic Church and evangelical Protestant churches, the measure passed both houses of the Argentine legislature and was signed into law by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. In January the Dutch Caribbean special municipalities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Sabamarriage is open to same-sex couples.
Main article: Civil union. BBC News. Ingay rights activist Pamela Troya filed a lawsuit to strike down Ecuador's same-sex marriage ban and legalise same-sex marriage in Five years later country. Retrieved 21 December Source: Copenhagen Post. Same-sex couples in Canada gained most of the legal benefits of marriage in when the federal and provincial governments extended common law marriages to gay and lesbian couples.
Quinn Will Sign Into Law". Polls consistently show continually rising support for the recognition of same-sex marriage in all developed democracies and in some developing democracies. On 26 MayGreenlandone of two other constituent countries in the Realm of Denmarkunanimously passed a law giving gay and le same-sex marriage.
As of , a draft of a Uniform Civil Code that would legalise same-sex marriage has been proposed. Retrieved 25 June Surgery United States.