In addition, the law leaves it up to other religious groups to determine whether or not to allow same-sex weddings in its churches. Parliamentary Debates Hansard. Belfast Telegraph. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Scotland since 16 Decemberwith the first same-sex marriages occurring on 31 December
Minimal recognition. Iceland had allowed same-sex couples to register as domestic partners since An additional couples converted their civil partnerships into marriages.
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. In recent years in Britain, some Muslim gay and lesbian couples have opted for a nikah, an Islamic matrimonial contract, which is officially the reserve of heterosexuals.
Chris Smith elected as first openly gay MP.
Indy In , however, that number was only 4. No actual cases to date. January Anne-Marie Thus and Helene Faasen as well as three male couples were married in the first legal same sex marriage ceremony in the world on April 1, by Job Cohen, the mayor of Amsterdam.