Recognition of same-sex unions in Israel. And, given the direction of society, for the Court to have allowed the process to play out the way it has may make the shift less controversial and more lasting. Some additional states allow stepchild adoption by those who are in a same-sex relationship but are unmarried: Civil rights campaigning in support of marriage without distinction as to sex or sexual orientation began in the s. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Germany since 1 October
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Luxembourg's first openly gay Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, took advantage of the laws he helped champion and married his partner that same year.