Soon thereafter similar laws, generally using specific vocabulary e. The first two decades of the 21st century saw same-sex marriage receive support from prominent figures in the civil rights movementincluding Coretta Scott KingJohn LewisJulian Bondand Mildred Loving. On the other hand, the Netherlands —the first country to grant equal marriage rights to same-sex couples —was religiously diverseas was Canadawhich did so in Archived from the original on 13 May Emanata una direttiva" in Italian.
The law grants same-sex couples who marry all the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by heterosexual couples, including the right to adopt children.
Same-sex marriage in the United States
Archived from the original on February 2, Existing registered partnerships between same-sex couples remained in force with an option to convert them into marriages. Roberto e Miguel la prima coppia". Australia could soon become the 23rd country in the world to legalise gay marriage. Couples are free to marry as the case continues through the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The first Roman emperor to have married a man was Nerowho is reported to have married two other males on different occasions. Smith, et al" PDF. Archived from the original on 8 November Retrieved June 9, To see your saved stories, click on link hightlighted in bold. Retrieved 22 December