Recognition of same-sex unions in Romania. Pew Research Center June 30, Gender-neutral marriage replaced Norway's previous system of registered partnerships for same-sex couples. The Scottish Government conducted a three-month-long consultation which ended on 9 December However, opposition is mostly confined to conservative Republicans.
Same-sex marriage became legal in Norway on 1 January when a gender-neutral marriage bill was enacted after being passed by the Norwegian legislature, the Stortingin June
A citizens' initiative was launched to put the issue before the Parliament of Finland. Second EditionOxford University Press,p. Same-sex marriage in Sweden has been legal since 1 Mayfollowing the adoption of a new gender-neutral law on marriage by the Swedish Parliament on 1 Aprilmaking Sweden the seventh country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples nationwide. Archived from the original on 17 May It would also allow same-sex couples to adopt children. There is ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents.
Retrieved 28 November It should be noted, however, that conubium existed only between a civis Romanus and a civis Romana that is, between a male Roman citizen and a female Roman citizenso that a marriage between two Roman males or with a slave would have no legal standing in Roman law apart, presumably, from the arbitrary will of the emperor in the two aforementioned cases. In Januarythe Government expressed no opposition to the bill. On 29 Junetwo family judges in Cuenca, Ecuador ruled that the Civil Registry must issue same-sex marriage licenses on request, stating that the decision of the IACHR trumped the Ecuadorian Constitution 's definition of marriage. The order was effective immediately, thus making Chihuahua the third state to legalize such unions. You may improve this articlediscuss the issue on the talk pageor create a new articleas appropriate.