On November 7,the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied state officials' request for a stay pending appeal. Retrieved March 9, On November 13, following a federal court decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban in Marie v. By topic Recognition of same-sex unions Same-sex marriage.
Belgium followed suit in and granted equal rights to same-sex married couples. During the Legislature's regular session, House Bill by Representative Lon Burnam would have repealed the same-sex marriage prohibition,  however, the bill died in the State Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives.
England and Wales became the first countries in the UK to pass marriage equality in
Archived from the original on October 20, Israel 6. Northern Ireland had been the last part of the UK where same-sex marriage was banned; England and Wales moved to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed in and Scotland followed in see below.
Retrieved July 7, He ruled that the state has "failed to identify any rational, much less a compelling, reason that is served by denying same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry". Texas Supreme Court.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Germany. In Julythe United Reformed Church voted overwhelmingly to allow its churches to perform same-sex marriages. Academic fields and discourse. Retrieved 20 January
Not recognized in Caribbean overseas territories , though marriage-equivalent ordered for the Cayman Islands. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Virgin Islands U.