The Premier of AlbertaRalph Klein, wanted to prevent same-sex marriages from being performed or recognized in Alberta, but eventually admitted that the province's chances of doing so were slim to none, and said Alberta would obey the legislation. Another decision in B.
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This change required that definitions for husband and wife be amended to spouse. On 5 Januarya court in Changshasouthern Hunan Provinceagreed to hear the lawsuit of year-old Sun Wenlin filed in December against the Bureau of Civil Affairs of Furong District for its June refusal to let him marry his year-old male partner, Hu Mingliang.
No actual cases to date. Their marriage was set to be performed on 20 January, and would have been the first same-sex marriage in Costa Rica. Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Cuba. On 1 Januarythe Law on Marriage and Family officially went into effect.
Same-sex marriage became legal in Norway on 1 January when a gender-neutral marriage bill was enacted after being passed by the Norwegian legislature, the Stortingin June That represents a tripling in the number of married, same-sex unions across the country between and
The first two decades of the 21st century saw same-sex marriage receive support from prominent figures in the civil rights movementincluding Coretta Scott KingJohn LewisJulian Bondand Mildred Loving. Registered foreign marriages confer limited rights. See also Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country LGBT rights by country or territory.
This trend could have been reversed only through Parliament passing a new law that explicitly restricted marriage to opposite-sex couples notwithstanding the protection of equality rights afforded by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or by amending the Canadian Constitution by inserting the clause "marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman", as was recommended by several conservative religious groups and politicians.
According to the Census, there were 72, same-sex couples residing in Canada that year, of which 24, On May 20, , a gay male couple with a daughter brought suit in the Northwest Territories for the right to marry. June 28,