On 10 Marchthe National Council rejected a motion to require the Assembly to vote on the bill again, in a 14—23 vote. Child emperor Elagabalus referred to his chariot driver, a blond slave from Caria named Hieroclesas his husband.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Argentina.
Ecuador became the first country in which the international ruling was implemented, following a national ruling by the Constitutional Court of Ecuador on 12 June Limited legal recognition registered cohabitation, legal guardianship. In individual cases, same-sex couples have been given judicial approval to marry in all other states.
A January Datamonitor poll found that Article 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights states that: "Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and to found a family, according to the national laws governing the exercise of this right",  not limiting marriage to those in a heterosexual relationship.
Unregistered cohabitation. On 26 MayGreenlandone of two other constituent countries in the Realm of Denmarkunanimously passed a law legalising same-sex marriage. As ofa draft of a Uniform Civil Code that would legalise same-sex marriage has been proposed.
In Januarythe Government expressed no opposition to the bill.
Prior to the legalization of same-sex marriage, the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act allowed same sex couples to enter civil partnerships. Girls who are raised apart from their fathers are reportedly at higher risk for early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy.
On 10 March , the National Council rejected a motion to require the Assembly to vote on the bill again, in a 14—23 vote. In Nigeria, homosexual activity between men, but not between women, is illegal.