Canada lifts national ban on LGBT involvement in military. Current status since Jul 20, The Act mandates absolute protection for freedom of religious practice and certain protections and immunity from suit on grounds consistent with religious belief.
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There is no express requirement in federal law to distinguish between marriages and other substantially similar legal relationships created by state law, and the distinction itself was not an issue in Windsor. Wardle et al. Oxford University Press, [ call no. Belgium became the second in In Junethe Illinois General Assembly passed a bill to repeal the "15 or more employees in a company or business" loopholewhich exempted businesses with less than 15 employees from the state's anti-discrimination law.
Notes Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases. Retrieved June 1, It included almost all of the rights available to married couples in Brazil. Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Switzerland.
On 29 Junetwo family judges in Cuenca, Ecuador ruled that the Civil Registry must issue same-sex marriage licenses on request, stating that the decision of the IACHR trumped the Ecuadorian Constitution 's definition of marriage. Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in the Czech Republic.
Same-sex marriage has come to Illinois. Quinn Signs Anti-Bullying Bill". Appendices give texts of state constitutional amendments, grouped by type. The first, in subparagraph a , permits parties to a civil union to marry, with no time limit.
March 12, In , after statehood, it enacted its own statute which outlawed sodomy with one to five years' imprisonment, a fine of dollars and between and lashes.