Same-sex marriage also known as gay marriage is the marriage of two persons of the same sex or genderentered into in a civil or religious ceremony. Retrieved 22 July Archived from the original on 11 July Retrieved April 6, Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa. Several states offered alternative legal certifications that recognized same-sex relationships. Same-sex marriage is the legal union between two people of the same gender.
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In that case, Taiwan would become the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage. The lawsuit remains pending. However, on 24 May the Constitutional Court in Taiwan ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry, and gave the legislature two years to amend Taiwanese marriage laws accordingly. Previously, she said, "Marriage equality, I believe we have to make it happen. Retrieved 3 April
The Vermont General Assembly chose to preserve marriage as the "legally recognized union of one man and one woman," but at the same time create a parallel system of civil unions for same-sex couples that went beyond existing "domestic partnership" and "reciprocal beneficiaries. The decision is the first by a federal appeals court to uphold the bans. In Octoberthe Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare constituted a committee for the purpose of preparing a draft bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Retrieved 25 December The application of the U. The complaint was filed on the grounds that the decision was unconstitutional, because neither the Constitution nor civil law define marriage as being between a man and a woman the only mentioned requisite is age of majority and that the Constitution explicitly forbids discrimination " pertaining to all political, economic, social, or cultural aspects of life of an individual. South China Morning Post.