On Jan. On June 30, , Germany became the 15th European country to enact legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed. Its parliament had passed the measure legalizing gay marriage earlier in A measure legalizing same-sex marriage passed the Icelandic legislature in June
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A Pew Research Center study on the global religious landscape as of found that roughly four-in-ten Uruguayans are unaffiliated with a particular religion. It passed despite resistance from members of the Christian Democratic Party and the Progress Party, as well as a public controversy over state funding for fertility treatments for lesbian couples. In the U. Same-sex couples could register with a city clerk and formally assume joint responsibility for a household. African migrants denounce conditions at Mexico border.
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Before the ruling, 36 states and the District of Columbia had legalized same-sex marriage. About 58 percent of Uruguayans are Christian; in the Latin America-Caribbean region as a whole, 90 percent of the population is Christian. Vatican officials, as well as the Catholic Spanish Bishops Conference, strongly criticized the law, and large crowds demonstrated in Madrid for and against the measure. In mainland China, where homosexuality is legal but prejudices and discrimination against LGBT people persist under Communist Party rule, an author of same-sex erotic fiction was sent to jail for 10 years in November. See a timeline highlighting changes in state policies from
See a timeline highlighting changes in state policies from On April 17, the New Zealand Parliament gave final approval to a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage, making the Pacific island nation the 13th country in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to allow gays and lesbians to wed. Hong Kong chief executive issues apology to city. See next black gay celebrities