Lewin that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex. American Samoa may be the only territory in the US where the historic Supreme Court ruling does not apply". University Of Chicago Press. In Octoberthe Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare constituted a committee for the purpose of preparing a draft bill to legalize same-sex marriage. As the Supreme Court was deliberating on the two cases, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on 9 January that countries signatory to the American Convention on Human Rights must legalise same-sex marriage. According to an October, survey by the advertising agency Dentsu, more than 70 percent of the 6, respondents aged said they support legalizing same-sex marriage.
Chamber of Deputies of Chile.
State Same-Sex Marriage State Laws Map
The French Government introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, Billin the National Assembly on 17 November Same-sex sexual activity illegal for males and females. Chamber of Deputies Luxembourg. By event Timeline of U. The Congressional Budget Office study, working from an assumption "that about 0. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex. Archived from the original on 17 November
In Decemberthe Supreme Court of Arkansas upheld a state law only allowing opposite-sex couples to be automatically listed as parents on their children's birth certificates, while prohibiting same-sex couples from being allowed the same on an equal basis. Professional organizations of psychologists have concluded that children stand to benefit from the well-being that results when their parents' relationship is recognized and supported by society's institutions, e. Archived from the original on 27 September Retrieved 12 May Retrieved 31 July