Connecticut 12 November. June 11, Commentary. No recognition of same-sex couples.
Civil unions performed; marriage by amparo only. A bill was raised in the Knesset Israeli Parliament to rescind the High Court's ruling, but the Knesset did not advance the bill. For the book, see Gay Marriage book. The Remonstrants perform weddings for both heterosexual and same-sex couples.
September 21, Gay couples, he said, have "a dignity that can be fulfilled. Archived from the original on June 15, Seven provinces prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Retrieved January 2,
But supporters of marriage equality said it's unfair and discriminatory that same-sex couples are denied these benefits — especially since many gay and lesbian parents have children of their own that could greatly benefit from the financial and cultural advantages of a legally recognized union.
The recognition of same-sex marriage is considered to be a human right and a civil right as well as a political, social, and religious issue. Same-sex sexual activity illegal but law not enforced. Rather than crafting a specific rite of blessing, the Archbishop of Toronto issued guidelines setting rules and restrictions on blessings.
Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Switzerland. The strongest argument against same-sex marriage: traditional marriage is in the public interest Opponents of same-sex marriage argued that it's in the public interest for states to encourage heterosexual relationships through traditional marriage policies.