Martin O'Malley tweeted a photo of the family at the center of his state's efforts to legalize gay marriage. More Videos She claims the Supreme Court ruling conflicts with her Christian faith. Lewin that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex. On 19 Junethe Supreme Court of the Philippines heard oral arguments in a case seeking to legalise same-sex marriage in the Philippines. Most Christian denominations opposed it, while the United Church of Christthe United Church of Canadaand the Religious Society of Friends Quakers took a more favourable stand or allowed individual churches autonomy in the matter. In Vietnam, currently only a marriage between a man and a woman is recognized.
April 3, - The Iowa Supreme Court strikes down a state law banning same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage in Brazil. On 16 January, the Panamanian Government welcomed the decision.
InIsrael's High Court of Justice ruled to recognize foreign same-sex marriages for the limited purpose of registration with the Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration; however, this is merely for statistical purposes and grants no state-level rights.