On January 31,Illinois state Governor Pat Quinn signed SB into law, establishing civil unions for same-sex and opposite-sex couples. July 20, The bill passed second reading on May 4 and third reading on June 28, with votes of and —, respectively.
The court also ruled that given freedom of religion in the Charter of Rights, and wording of provincial human rights codes, it was highly unlikely that religious institutions could be compelled to perform same-sex marriages, though because solemnization of marriage is a matter for provincial governments, the proposed bill could not actually guarantee such protections.
LouisianaUnited States. Discrimination protection for state employees. Independent Gay Forum.
Full employment discrimination protections pending. As well discrimination protection through human rights institute. On December 19,an Ontario court ruled that survivor benefits for Canadians whose same-sex partners died should be retroactive to Aprilthe date the Charter of Rights came into effect.
GibraltarUnited Kingdom. August 23, A new Penal Code was adopted in but unclear whether it has entered into forced.
No requirements since Retrieved May 14, The Governor signed into law banning conversation therapy for youth. Full legalization pending.
Gender identities Sexual identities Sexual diversities. Retrieved 2 November Under EU ruling.