Melilla Autonomous city of Spain. Gay couples in Sweden had been allowed to register for civil unions since November 18, - The Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. It was signed by Silva in May of that year and took effect one month later. Transgender persons can change their legal gender and name without surgeries or judicial order since    . Thirty-two countries, one Mexican state and three British Overseas Territories have passed constitutional amendments banning a variety of same-sex unions. According to the author, the study highlighted the importance of abolishing institutional forms of discrimination, including those leading to disparities in the mental health and well-being of LGB individuals.
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LGBT portal. These laws permit same-sex couples to get married in the Church of Denmark. Supreme Court refused to do so.
Additionally, Republicans took control of the House and fell one seat short of taking over the Senate.