In JulyMcGinn announced his intention to attach an amendment to an upcoming administrative bill relating to Northern Ireland, which would legalise same-sex marriage three months after passage of the bill if the Northern Ireland Assembly remained suspended. Archived from the original on 7 March Along with New Zealand, Australia became the second country in the Asia-Pacific region to make same-sex marriage legal.
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I am older and I didn't think this would happen during my lifetime anywhere in the world. Archived from the original on 26 December But, due to the change in the law, their marriage became legally binding at one minute past midnight on 13 March. Equal marriage. The overwhelming majority of same-sex marriages are celebrated through civil ceremonies.
The exemption applies to members of the clergy, churches, and other religious organizations. Gay villages. The state ought to give equality. Plaid Cymru — the Party of Wales. Five years later, in Januarythe Belgian parliament legalized same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian couples the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples.
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Anonymous Jul 5, Search this Guide Search. Explore our fact sheet to learn more about same-sex laws around the world. Report a problem. This applies regardless of the religious beliefs of a business owner or employee.