Same-sex marriage is not recognized by Orthodox Jewish communities. Civil unions performed Easter Island. This makes some corals useful index fossils. The polyps sit in cup-shaped depressions in the skeleton known as corallites. The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution.
Categories : Same-sex relationship. Rock Hill Herald Online. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Finland. Although the party had been split on the issue, the vote meant that ANC MPs would be obliged to support the bill in Parliament.
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian. Second-parent stepchild adoption allowed 2. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Canada followed a series of constitutional challenges based on the equality provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Austria. Lewin that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex.
Archived from the original on 28 June Published in The court divided, however, on whether the couple should be given an immediate remedy in implementing the new, wider common-law definition of marriage. The Government appealed the SCA's ruling to the Constitutional Court, arguing that a major alteration to the institution of marriage was for Parliament and not the courts to decide, while Fourie and Bonthuys cross-appealed, arguing that the Marriage Act should be altered as Judge Farlam had suggested.
Archived from the original on 8 November In JulyKim Jho Kwang-soo and his partner, Kim Seung-Hwan, filed a lawsuit seeking legal status for their marriage after their marriage registration form was rejected by the local authorities in Seoul. Some additional states allow stepchild adoption by those who are in a same-sex relationship but are unmarried: CroatiaEstoniaItaly on a case-by-case basisSlovenia and Switzerland.
With several countries revising their marriage laws to recognize same-sex couples in the 21st century, all major English dictionaries have revised their definition of the word marriage to either drop gender specifications or supplement them with secondary definitions to include gender-neutral language or explicit recognition of same-sex unions.
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