The measure was enacted into law a few days later when Queen Margrethe II gave her royal assent to the bill. Paul Waldman. A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. However, the law prohibits same-sex weddings within the Church of England, which continues to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. In recent years, as homosexuality has become less stigmatized, pro-gay rights groups have come around to acknowledging that a smaller percent of people identify themselves as gay than some of the early gay rights rhetoric claimed, based on Alfred Kinsey's report, "Sexuality in the Human Male. I acknowledge that we have an oppressive government, human rights are under threat, things are going backwards bla bla
It remains, still, a place for The Other.
True to their campaign promises, Hollande and the Socialists have pushed through a law that not only legalizes same-sex marriage but also gives gay and lesbian couples the right to adopt children—a provision that has drawn especially strong criticism from French Catholic leaders. It is unclear what is likely to happen if the Supreme Court hears the case. It's not totally clear how many same-sex marriages have taken place in New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the District of Columbia, the other jurisdictions where it is permitted. Subscribe to our magazine.
Anyway, congrats to the gay Mets guy on his date.