Romanian authorities refused to recognise their marriage and the case progressed to the European Court of Justice. The ruling standardized court procedures across Mexico to authorize same-sex marriages. Camping For joy Existing registered partnerships between same-sex couples remained in force with an option to convert them into marriages. The Scottish Government conducted a three-month-long consultation which ended on 9 December
Thus, same-sex couples have been allowed to marry since 1 January
Higgins signed the result of the May referendum into law,  which made Ireland the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage at a nationwide referendum. With several countries revising their marriage laws to recognize same-sex couples in the 21st century, all major English dictionaries have revised their definition of the word marriage to either drop gender specifications or supplement them with secondary definitions to include gender-neutral language or explicit recognition of same-sex unions. In some cases, therefore, the legal situation is ahead of social views. What knowledge would you like other members to share? What is arguably the first historical mention of the performance of same-sex marriages occurred during the early Roman Empire according to controversial  historian John Boswell.
Retrieved 13 January Retrieved 30 September Retrieved 5 December LGBT portal Europe portal. From through toas the tide of public opinion continued to move towards support of same-sex marriage, various state court rulings, state legislation, direct popular votes referendums and initiativesand federal court rulings established same-sex marriage in thirty-six of the fifty states. Coretta Scott King on Gay Rights".