Carlos McKnight of Washington waves a flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the U. Civil unions or domestic partnerships. On 5 Junethe European Court of Justice ruled, in a case from Romaniathat, under the specific conditions of the couple in question, married same-sex couples have the same residency rights as other married couples in an EU country, even if that country does not permit or recognize same-sex marriage. Coretta Scott King on Gay Rights". Prominent figures in the civil rights movement have expressed their support for same-sex marriage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Same-sex marriage activists and supporters rejoice in Washington after the ruling.
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InDenmark became the first country to allow same-sex couples to register as domestic partners. Nelson saw the Supreme Court of the United States decline to become involved. According to Pew Research Center, support for same-sex marriage in the US has steadily increased over the last several years. Ceased via state constitutional amendment after Proposition 8 passed on November 5, Virginia inin which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down all state bans on inter-racial marriageissued a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in which she expressed her support for same-sex marriage and described it as a civil right akin to inter-racial marriage, stating that "I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry". Conscientious and nurturing adults, whether they are men or women, heterosexual or homosexual, can be excellent parents.