Jeremy Thorpe resigns as Liberal leader. Sexual orientation. Island FM. Following Ed Miliband 's victory, it became Labour party policy, with the party welcoming HM Government's consultation and calling for legislation to be brought forth as soon as possible. On 24 Maythe Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry, and gave the Taiwanese Government two years to amend the law to that effect.
On 2 NovemberMLAs voted on a motion to recognise same-sex marriage, with 53 voting in favour and 52 voting against, the first time same-sex marriage had received majority support in the Assembly.
Not recognized in Caribbean overseas territoriesthough marriage-equivalent ordered for the Cayman Islands. Recognising the difficulty in passing such laws in countries where there is strong opposition to same-sex marriage, it recommended that governments pass temporary decrees until new legislation is brought in.
This was despite majority support in the Assembly. The Czech Republic has offered registered partnerships for same sex couples sinceand each year the law allowing these civil unions gets more and more progressive. In Decemberthe eco-socialist United Left party introduced a bill amending the definition of marriage in the Marriage and Family Relations Act to include same-sex couples.
Early in the Supreme Courts of two states— California and Connecticut —struck down state laws limiting marriage to the union between a man and a woman. Since 1 Januarysame-sex couples have been allowed to enter registered partnerships Eingetragene Partnerschaft. Many Americans felt that the Hawaii court decision represented a serious threat to social stability, and in the U.
Saint Lucia. Unfortunately, the frequent coups seem to hinder the progression of same sex marriage laws in Thailand. The decree took effect on 11 November Main article: Same-sex marriage in the Netherlands.
Civil unions performed Easter Island. Retrieved 1 September On 25 May , Denmark wrote history as the first country to make it legal to be in a registered partnership with one of the same sex. On 21 December , the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City formerly the Federal District of Mexico City legalized same-sex marriages and adoption by same-sex couples.