William Roletter, left, and Paul Rowe get close after having their photo taken with their marriage certificate May 21,at Philadelphia City Hall. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice. Test your knowledge of maritime policy and disputes, from the Arctic to the South China Sea. Later in the voters in California passed a referendum, Proposition 8that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. From this perspective, the devaluation of same-sex intimacy is immoral because it constitutes arbitrary and irrational discriminationthereby damaging the community.
February 1, - The Washington Senate passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, by a vote of In many cultures the exchange of some form of surety, such as bride service, bridewealthor dowryhas been a traditional part of the marriage contract. According to Pew Research Center, support for same-sex marriage in the United States has steadily increased over the last several years. Bruce Hanes, to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Zapatero had long stressed the importance of the immigration issue for Spain, and his approach to it was very different from that of most other European governments; infor example, he implemented a program that enabled….