Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall they knew it would be rejected. Prejudiceviolence. Some additional states allow stepchild adoption by those who are in a same-sex relationship but are unmarried: Furthermore, it would have been impossible to conclude whether the applicants' rights were violated or not unless their claim is accepted and reviewed in a proper manner. Indicates that same-sex sexual activity is illegal.
South Africa became the fifth country, the first in Africa, and the second outside Europe, to legalize same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions are treated as civil partnerships. This changed in Julywhen the Ministry of Justice revealed that all marriages performed abroad are valid in Armenia, including marriages between people of the same sex. However, this is not seen as homosexual, but is instead a way for families without sons to keep their inheritance within the family.
But lawyers for the plaintiffs and other legal experts counter that there is nothing in the constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriage.