The Population Reference Bureau reported that by Octoberapproximatelysame-sex marriages had taken place in the United States. North Carolina Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Pat McCrory won't sign a bill that would have allowed magistrates to opt out of performing weddings if they have religious objections. In the United Kingdom, the Gender Recognition Act allows a person who has lived in their chosen gender for at least two years to receive a gender recognition certificate officially recognizing their new gender. Schwarzenegger trial, expert witness Ilan Meyer testified that the mental health outcomes for gays and lesbians would improve if laws such as Proposition 8 did not exist because "when people are exposed to more stress Jiccelebraw il-vot favur il-ligi taz-zwieg indaqs fi Piazza Kastilja".
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Louis, Missouri 5 November St. Archived from the original on 12 August Retrieved October 23, He argued that same-sex marriage was not recognized even in many Western countries, which are considered much more liberal in social issues than China. He still said the legal question belonged to the states. A similar provision including sterilization also existed in Sweden, but was phased out in In states that recognized same-sex marriages, same-sex couples could continue to receive those same benefits only if they married.
Scientific research has been generally consistent in showing that lesbian and gay parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as children reared by heterosexual parents. Retrieved March 31, In Decemberthe Prime Minister, David Cameronannounced that, whilst he favoured allowing same-sex marriage within a religious context, provision would be made guaranteeing no religious institution would be required to perform such ceremonies. Prior to the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Retrieved July 25,