President Clinton had cited the Hawaii case in signing the law. In Januarythe Minister for Employment Affairs and Social ProtectionRegina Dohertyannounced that the Government had published a bill that would amend the Civil Registration Act to allow lesbian couples who have had donor-assisted children to be automatically registered as their parents.
They pooled their resources and held a monthly teleconference to share polling, insights, and ideas in real time. Offering civil marriage to same-sex couples would be open to constitutional challenge.
The judge stays implementation of the ruling pending appeals. The bill was signed into law by President Michael D. Chattanooga Times Free Press. Please give an overall site rating:. Retrieved 2 February Van Hollen files a petition with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to halt same-sex marriages in the state.
Norris said the bill was initiated "to protect the rights of adults who find themselves in relationships outside the conventional bonds of marriage" and "to meet the requirements of those who are making arrangements in their personal lives outside the formalities of marriage" and who also "need to be supported in the creation of mature stable relationships".
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November 8, - Texas becomes the 19th state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Archived from the original PDF on 28 May On March 14,U. May 16, - The Arkansas Supreme Court issues an emergency stay as its judges consider an appeal to the state judge's ruling on same-sex marriage.
A government amendment designed to postpone a vote attracted much acrimony. Last week, the high court reversed itself and declared that gays could marry nationwide. Since , the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo also has allowed gay marriages.