Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act ; DOMAwhich had defined marriage for federal purposes as a legal union between one man and one woman. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Scotland. In nearly half of the U.
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Since then, same-sex marriage has been legalized in 15 other countries. Blanket nonrecognition is problematic, because individuals have relationships on which they depend and obligations on which others depend. Plans to make lesbian activity illegal defeated. Since
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice. This shift was part of a worldwide movement, which began in the Netherlands in There was also recognition in some parts of Mexico, with the Mexican Supreme Court scheduled to rule on additional test cases in the near future.
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