The referendum proposed to add to the Irish Constitution: Retrieved 10 November A same-sex marriage bill passed the House of Representatives and the Senate intaking effect on 1 April In Januarythe Government expressed no opposition to the bill. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling regarding the legalisation of same-sex marriage in countries that have ratified the American Convention on Human Rights applies to Chile.
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Archived from the original on 3 February Jydske Vestkysten in Norwegian. Retrieved 11 April Retrieved 18 December Bever, Lindsey July 7,
Retrieved April 5, The introduction of same-sex marriage also called marriage equality has varied by jurisdiction, and came about through legislative change to marriage lawcourt rulings based on constitutional guarantees of equality, recognition that it is allowed by existing marriage law,  or by direct popular vote via referendums and initiatives. Gay couples in Sweden had been allowed to register for civil unions since Retrieved 1 August DominicaGrenada and Jamaicawhich are also signatories to the convention, have not agreed to the court's blanket jurisdiction.