Separate orders will have to be issued for affected states in the region outside Virginia. The law has been used in recent years to prevent same-sex couples from getting married. Opinion polls have shown that Israelis overwhelmingly support recognizing same-sex unions. The mental health benefits of marriage generally are well-documented. The 4th Circuit opinion also will affect marriage laws in other states within its jurisdiction, including West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Armenia 6 Israel. Finally, the Constitutional Court ruled against the banning of the referendum 5—4 and the referendum was held on 20 December
December 20, - The Vermont Supreme Court rules that gay and lesbian couples should be given the same rights as heterosexual couples.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On 25 Februarythe Italian Senate passed a bill allowing civil unions with senators in favour and 73 against. Besides Ecuador and Costa Rica, lawsuits regarding same-sex marriage have been filed in Honduras,  Panama,  Paraguay to recognize marriages performed abroad and Peru,  all of which are under the jurisdiction of the IACHR.
Celebrations as Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage — video.