Whereas, legal marriage status confers numerous financial and legal benefits upon married individuals that improve access to health care. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies.
Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or some tribal nations. J Consult Clin Psychol.
You are not eligible to vote on this debate. Is our Catholic culture a dead-end for any effort to grant legal recognition to same-sex relationships? More Daily Bread. Duterte slightly softened his position upon returning to Manila, saying that he opposes same-sex marriage but does not condemn LGBT people.
The effects of marriage, civil union, and domestic partnership laws on the health and well-being of children. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex.
On 25 Februarythe Italian Senate passed a bill allowing civil unions with senators in favour and 73 against. In JulyKim Jho Kwang-soo and his partner, Kim Seung-Hwan, filed a lawsuit seeking legal status for their marriage after their marriage registration form was rejected by the local authorities in Seoul.
What is arguably the first historical mention of the performance of same-sex marriages occurred during the early Roman Empire according to controversial  historian John Boswell. Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in the Czech Republic. British Judge Sir Nicolas Bratza , then head of the European Court of Human Rights, delivered a speech in that signaled the court was ready to declare same-sex marriage a "human right", as soon as enough countries fell into line.
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Academic fields and discourse Lesbian feminism Lavender linguistics Queer studies Queer theory Transfeminism. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Canada followed a series of constitutional challenges based on the equality provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.