In the European Union mandated that all of its members pass laws recognizing the same-sex marriages of fellow EU countries. Today, same-sex marriage is possible in nine other countries besides the Netherlands. The international community must urgently condemn Brunei's move to put these cruel penalties into practice," Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Brunei Researcher at Amnesty International, said in a statement. Inthe Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling making it much easier for gay and lesbian couples to wed. There was a problem with your submission. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.
Since the beginning ofseveral anti-gay marriage protests with occasionally volatile crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have taken place in Paris and elsewhere.
Help us improve this article! By the following decade, polls indicated that roughly one-half of British citizens approved of legalizing same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom ; such marriages were legalized in England and Wales inand Scotland followed suit in We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Same-sex marriage Since it has been possible in the Netherlands for two men or two women to marry.
Soon after this finding, Hawaiian legislators added such a definition to the state constitution and thus made moot the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex partners.