How about -- the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the nation? Polling by Afrobarometer in found that 78 percent of Africans across thirty-three countries were intolerant of homosexuality. We need to confirm your email address. Real Voices. Which of the following arrangements between gay or lesbian couples do you think should be recognized as legally valid -- same-sex marriages, civil unions, but not same-sex marriages, or neither same-sex marriages nor civil unions? Special Projects. Do you think there should or should not be -- Inheritance rights for gay and lesbian domestic partners or spouses?
Same-sex couples in Canada gained most of the legal benefits of marriage in when the federal and provincial governments extended common law marriages to gay and lesbian couples.
However, the law prohibits same-sex weddings within the Church of England, which continues to define marriage as between one man and one woman. With the legalization of gay marriage, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark which is the state churchis required to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. Topics A to Z.
Removing discrimination from the institution of marriage does not redefine "marriage" -- it simply makes the institution more accessible and reflects the evolution of society.