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U.S. legalization of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance: study
Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions - BBC News
The Cayman Islands has legalised same-sex marriage after a judge ruled prohibitions on such relationships was unconstitutional. The decision marked a personal victory - and the end of a tough legal battle - for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, who had last year applied to get married in the islands but were turned down. Around 80 people were present in the court in George Town on Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands making up the territory, to hear the ruling by chief justice Anthony Smellie. The governor of the Cayman Islands is appointed by the FCO and two in succession opposed proposals to change the law. As it was, the couple were forced to fight a civil case in the Cayman Islands, where Ms Day, who is a Caymanian, was born on the island, Ms Bodden, a British citizen since , travelled to the islands from the UK on a work permit, which is required for British citizens.
Biases declined both in states that legalized gay marriage and in states that did not, said research by McGill University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Massachusetts was the first U. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationwide in
Legal proceedings and legislative action in a number of countries have given civil recognition to same-sex marriage relationships, and the question of same-sex marriage continues to be widely debated. Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God and is central to His plan for His children and for the well-being of society. Strong families, guided by a loving mother and father, serve as the fundamental institution for nurturing children, instilling faith, and transmitting to future generations the moral strengths and values that are important to civilization and crucial to eternal salvation.