Furthermore, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling that is expected to facilitate recognition in several countries in the Americas. Retrieved 17 September Same-sex marriage in Colombia. Third premiership In Ontario: So, a year and a half ago, Julie and Hillary Goodridge applied for a marriage licence. Gay and lesbian groups say they do not want to redefine the religious concept of marriage, merely to end discrimination. The Court demanded that governments "guarantee access to all existing forms of domestic legal systems, including the right to marriage, in order to ensure the protection of all the rights of families formed by same-sex couples without discrimination".
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While recent polls show that a majority of French adults support the law, opposition to the change has been intense. A fourth is that relationships between consenting adults should not be regulated by the government. Email icon An envelope.
The Court also decided that civil unions will be open for both same-sex and different-sex couples from that date onwards.