In addition to being an important social issue, there are many legal issues at play as well. Please read the Service Level Agreement carefully as it governs the relationship between you and Rocket Lawyer and by continuing to use Rocket Lawyer, you are agreeing to be bound by the updated terms and conditions. January 14, - An Oklahoma federal court rules the state ban on same-sex marriage is, "an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit. Chris Gregoire celebrates after signing marriage-equality legislation into law. Estonia also allows civil unions, though popular support for same-sex marriage in the Baltic states is low.
July 6, - The New York Court of Appeals rules that a state law banning same-sex marriage is legal, and the Georgia Supreme Court upholds the state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
November 7, - Constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage are on the ballot in eight states. Where does that leave people who are not quite either male or female - at least according to the definitions ordinarily employed? While in Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular referendum, lawmakers in Northern Ireland have defeated bills to legalize same-sex marriage five times.
Hungary and the Czech Republic, however, do recognize same-sex partnerships; ina Budapest court ruled that same-sex marriages performed abroad must be recognized as partnerships.