Common-law marriage Israel 6. Retrieved 1 March On 28 Januarythe National Congress approved a bill recognizing civil unions for same-sex and opposite-sex couples offering some of the rights of marriage. However, they do not count as marriages for the purpose of granting spousal residency rights.
Nelson saw the Supreme Court of the United States decline to become involved.
For tables on same-sex marriage around the world, in the United States, and in Australia, see below. From this perspective, the devaluation of same-sex intimacy is immoral because it constitutes arbitrary and irrational discriminationthereby damaging the community.
La Jornada. Typically, these societies provide for the automatic inheritance of property between spouses, and between parents and children, and allow these close kin to co-own property without joint ownership contracts. Archived from the original on 8 November
In Decemberthe Prime Minister, David Cameronannounced that, whilst he favoured allowing same-sex marriage within a religious context, provision would be made guaranteeing no religious institution would be required to perform such ceremonies. For tables on same-sex marriage around the world, in the United States, and in Australia, see below.
Opinion polls have shown that Israelis overwhelmingly support recognizing same-sex unions. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Colombia. Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Israel. Performed in the Netherlands proper, including the Caribbean Netherlands.
As the Supreme Court was deliberating on the two cases, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on 9 January that countries signatory to the American Convention on Human Rights must legalise same-sex marriage.
The American Anthropological Association stated on 26 February
Since January , gay couples in Norway legally have been able to marry, adopt children and undergo artificial insemination. Some early Western societies integrated same-sex relationships. France's highest court, the Constitutional Council, ruled that the bill was constitutional.
Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies passed a bill on 12 December , to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.