The Cave of the Golden Calf opens. In Decemberthe Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage when the Dutch parliament passed, by a three-to-one margin, a landmark bill allowing the practice. Archived from the original PDF on 7 January In view of the ECUSA's action in proceeding with the consecration despite the warnings and pleas of a large majority of Anglican churches worldwide, the Province regrets that communion with the ECUSA as well as those who voted for the consecration and those who participated in the consecration service is now broken.
A Pew Research Center study on the global religious landscape as of found that roughly four-in-ten Uruguayans are unaffiliated with a particular religion.
South Africa 30 November. On 5 Junethe European Court of Justice ruled, in a case from Romaniathat, under the specific conditions of the couple in question, married same-sex couples have the same residency rights as other married couples in an EU country, even if that country does not permit or recognize same-sex marriage.
Shortly before Trump spoke, police officers dispersed a peaceful crowd of protesters, firing tear gas and using flash bangs. Charlotte Observer. Numerous polls and studies on the issue have been conducted. Their marriage was set to be performed on 20 January, and would have been the first same-sex marriage in Costa Rica.
Archived from the original on 10 July Retrieved 3 September The Church of South Indiaalthough divided in opinion like many Anglican provinces, has many outspoken clergy in favour of rights for same-sex couples. On 25 Julythe House of Bishops issued a pastoral statement on the "implications of the Civil Partnerships " which came into force on 5 December Main article: Church of Ireland.
Anglican churches are diverse in their views, from churches which do not accept any LGBT members, to churches which are happy to have openly same-sex, partnered or married , non-celibate bishops. Scotland Northern Ireland. Support for the law came from both the Flemish-speaking North and the French-speaking South, and the law generated surprisingly little controversy across the country.
Retrieved 15 December It said that the Church should "stand firmly" against "homophobic attitudes" and should repent "for the lack of welcome and acceptance extended to homosexual people in the past, and to demonstrate the unconditional acceptance and love of God in Christ for all people".
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