Same-sex marriage: Same-sex marriage, the practice of marriage between two men or between two women. Although same-sex marriage has been regulated through law, religion, and custom in most countries of the world, the legal and social responses have ranged from celebration to criminalization.

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Thirty-seven states had legalized same-sex marriage prior to the Supreme Court ruling.

Support for same-sex marriage grows sharply in U.S., survey finds The American Values Atlas finds a big increase in support for LGBTQ issues across all races and ethnicities and almost all faiths.

Background. Same-sex marriage has been on the political agenda in Australia for several years, as part of the broader debate about the legal recognition of same-sex …

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Jun 27, 2015 · WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. “No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic

YES advocates have warned that a proposed new same-sex marriage law is so full of religious and moral exemptions, it could permit shops to put up signs saying “no gays” and businesses to deny service to straight couples who have sex before marriage.

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Introduction. A growing movement today favors making those relationships commonly called same-sex unions the legal equivalent of marriage. This situation challenges Catholics—and all who seek the truth—to think deeply about the meaning of marriage, its purposes, and its value to individuals, families, and society.

A same-sex marriage is a marriage of a same-sex couple.The legal status of same-sex marriage has changed in recent years in numerous jurisdictions around the world. The current trends and consensus of political authorities and religions throughout the world are summarized in this article.

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In June of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled all state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry nationwide. This

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Same-sex marriage has been legal in Portugal since 5 June 2010. The Government of Prime Minister José Sócrates introduced a bill for legalization in December 2009; it was passed by the Assembly of the Republic (the Portuguese Parliament) in February 2010. The bill was declared legally valid by the Portuguese Constitutional Court in April 2010. …

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