Inlawmakers defeated an effort by the ruling Conservative Party of Canada to reconsider the issue, leaving the law unchanged. On May 22,Catholic-majority Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular referendum. Retrieved December 12, Existing registered partnerships between same-sex couples remained in force with an option to convert them into marriages. Voters in Minnesota reject a ban on the issue. Otter issued a ruling striking down Idaho's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.
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French parliament approves new law". Retrieved October 21, Recognition of same-sex unions in Chile. On October 7,the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in two cases, overturning a district court in Nevada that had found that state's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional and affirming the decision of a district court in Idaho that had found that state's ban unconstitutional. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. July 18, - The Supreme Court grants Utah's request for a delay in recognizing same-sex marriages performed in late and early
Retrieved March 2, Retrieved 26 January In Octoberthe Supreme Court lifts the stay. District Court Judge Richard L. Past research has shown that minority stress is linked to health risks such as risky sexual behavior and substance abuse. Retrieved March 11, Constitution limits marriage to opposite-sex couples.