In Novemberthe Court of Bahia equalized marriage in the state of Bahia. Sigurdardottir is the first openly gay head of state in the world. Constitutional amendments banning civil unions or same-sex marriages around the world. Recognition of same-sex unions in Italy. The first was with one of Nero's own freedmenPythagoraswith whom Nero took the role of the bride. Same-sex sexual activity illegal but not enforced. Spain is the fourth country to legalize gay marriage, after Canada, Holland and Belgium.
On 13 Aprilwith hundreds of same-sex marriage supporters outside, the Changsha court ruled against Sun, who vowed to appeal, citing the importance of his case for LGBT progress in China.
Spain Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
On 31 Januarythe Italian Supreme Court of Cassation ruled that same-sex marriages performed abroad can be fully recognized by court order, when at least one of the two spouses is a citizen of a European Union country where same-sex marriage is legal. Foreign same-sex marriages recognized. In the first such case, Halpern v. When adults were asked in March if they supported or opposed same-sex marriage, 50 percent said they supported same-sex marriage, while 41 percent were opposed, and the remaining 9 percent stated that they were unsure. Retrieved 6 October However, the ECHR stated in Schalk and Kopf v Austria that this provision was intended to limit marriage to heterosexual relationships, as it used the term "men and women" instead of "everyone".