Also inthe Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples violated the state constitution; the court gave the state six months to comply with its order to remedy the situation. There are differing positions regarding the manner in which same-sex marriage has been introduced into democratic jurisdictions. In Junethe UK Government completed the consultation to allow civil marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales. The first was with one of Nero's own freedmenPythagoraswith whom Nero took the role of the bride. On 21 Decemberthe Legislative Assembly of Mexico City formerly the Federal District of Mexico City legalized same-sex marriages and adoption by same-sex couples. Interestingly—and perhaps as a reflection of tensions between the marriage-for-procreation and marriage-for-community-good positions discussed above—many European countries initially prevented same-sex couples from adoption and artificial insemination ; byhowever, most of these restrictions had been removed.
Similarly, shortly after Brazil legalized same-sex civil unions inthe Supreme Federal Court ruled that sexual orientation could not be a pretext for denying a couple the legal protections of marriage, although it stopped short of specifically authorizing same-sex marriage at the federal level.
It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Hodges in which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, stating that "races don't fall in love, genders don't fall in love—people fall in love". LGBT rights opposition.
Support for same-sex marriage also remains low in the Caribbean, at just 16 percent in Jamaica and 23 percent in the Dominican Republic.