The U. Archived from the original on October 27, Their marriage was set to be performed on 20 January, and would have been the first same-sex marriage in Costa Rica,  Shortly before the marriage date, however, the Superior Council of Notaries stated that notaries cannot perform same-sex marriages until legislative change or a Supreme Court decision, putting them at odds with the Costa Rican Government and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which stated in its ruling that legislative change is unnecessary and that governments may simply issue an executive decree legalising same-sex marriage. The Government announced that they would drop their opposition to same-sex marriage. The law guaranteed identical rights to all married couples regardless of sexual orientation. The measure was enacted into law a few days later when Queen Margrethe II gave her royal assent to the bill. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
January 23, - A federal court judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry in Alabama for same-sex couples but stays the ruling.
LGBT portal Sexuality portal. Inthe Federal Marriage Amendmentwhich would have prohibited states from recognizing same-sex marriages, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote and was debated by the full Senate, but was ultimately defeated in both houses of Congress. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.
Subsequently, protests have been staged by groups opposing and by groups supporting legalization.