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July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Much of the corpus of these laws in force till date was enacted during colonial period. In recent years, a Hindu Marriage Registration Act has been passed in 2012 (Act 40 of 2012), that formalizes the marriage between a Hindu man and woman. The issue of marriage registration in the act, however, is left optional" (10).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In addition the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA), a law prohibiting marriages and civil unions among persons of the same sex, also criminalizes the free association of any persons through so-called gay organizations" (Pg 22).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The Rights of Persons in Common Law Union (Amendment) Act 2012 provides for a single woman living with a single man in a common-law union for not less than five years or vice versa to have the same power and rights regarding intestate succession under the law as a widow or widower or a surviving spouse. However, only one such union shall be considered for any benefit. The Married Persons (Property) (Amendment) Act of 2014 provides for the division of property of married persons and the recognition of common law unions and the division of property among these unions. It stipulates that applications for division of property under Sections 6...more
April 22, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MARR-LAW-2, MARR-LAW-5

"Local interpretation of sharia prohibits Muslim women from marrying nonMuslims and Muslim men from marrying women “not of the book,” generally meaning adherents of religions other than Islam, Christianity, and Judaism" (p. 11).
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved (…) in particular the adoption of the following legislation: c) Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act, in 2013 (amended in 2014)" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. Nevertheless, it is concerned that the Act does not apply to the First Nations reserves that have enacted their own First Nations matrimonial real property laws under that Act or under the First Nations Land Management Act (1999)" (17).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activity, which is punishable by death, flogging, or a lesser punishment. The law does not distinguish between consensual and nonconsensual same sex intercourse, and NGOs reported this lack of clarity led to both the victim and the perpetrator being held criminally liable under the law in cases of assault. The law does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity" (42).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"It continued to be illegal in almost all provinces for a single woman to have a child, with fines levied for violations. The law mandates that family-planning bureaus conduct pregnancy tests on married women and provide them with unspecified “follow-up” services. Some provinces fined women who did not undergo periodic state-mandated pregnancy tests" (page 55). "The National Population and Family Planning Commission reported that all provinces eliminated the birth-approval requirement before a first child was conceived, but provinces could still continue to require parents to register pregnancies prior to giving birth to their first child. This registration requirement could be used as a de facto permit system in some provinces,...more
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law prohibits consensual same-sex sexual activity. 'Voluntary sodomy' is a misdemeanor with a penalty for conviction of up to one year’s imprisonment" (29).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"No laws either specify punishment for persons found to discriminate against LGBTI persons or provide for remedies to victims of discrimination or violence" (22).
March 12, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"There are no laws against consensual same-sex activity, but little information was available on discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity" (22).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Marriage and family relations are regulated by the Code on marriage. In accordance with the Code, marriage is an equal union between a man and a woman, concluded with the free and full consent of the parties under the procedure established by law, for the purpose of founding a family, and giving rise to material and personal, non-material, rights and obligations between the spouses. According to article 2 of the Code, only marriages performed by the State bodies are recognized. Marriage requires the free and full consent of the man and woman getting married, who must be of legal age for marriage" (41). "Article 31 of the [Marriage and Family...more
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The National Assembly and government openly discriminated against same-sex couples, as they were not recognized and were explicitly excluded from social security legislation passed in 2014" (17).
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In May a proposed constitutional referendum to prevent same-sex couples from adopting failed in a congressional committee vote" (34).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Same-sex sexual contact between men is illegal under a section of the criminal code on pederasty, with punishment of up to two years in prison and the possible imposition of an additional two- to five-year term in a labor camp. The law also stipulates sentences of up to 20 years for repeated acts of pederasty, homosexual acts with juveniles, or the spread of HIV or other sexually transmitted infections through same-sex contact. The law does not mention same-sex sexual contact between women" (22).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law prohibits lesbians and gay men from adopting children" (page 25).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The UK has made significant progress towards equal rights with 15,098 marriages celebrated between same sex couples in England and Wales in the 15 months after extending marriage to same sex couples, and more same sex couples becoming adoptive parents" (8).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the amendments to the Family Code regarding the economic regime of marriage […] It notes with concern that same-sex couples cannot register their partnerships in the State party" (16).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law does not provide for civil marriages, and even spouses who contract civil marriage outside the State party are still subject to the jurisdiction of religious courts in divorce cases" (pg. 17).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"According to the type of PAC celebrated, between people of the same sex or of different sexes, data shows that 75% of the PAC celebrated to the date are between people of different sexes" (62). This data comes from the PAC celebrated during the first semester of 2016 and evidences that same-sex marriages are allowed to participate in civil unions (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 20, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"2 October 2018 – All couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership rather than get married, Theresa May has announced. The move, which follows a Supreme Court ruling, will give mixed-sex couples and their families the option of greater security, the government said" (para 1, 2). "What are civil partnerships? They were created in 2004 to give same-sex couples - who at the time couldn't marry - similar legal and financial protection to a marriage. They weren't available to mixed-sex couples. Then, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 legalised same-sex marriage in England and Wales and the Marriage and Civil Partnership...more
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Consensual same-sex sexual activity is illegal under the law" (30).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Consensual same-sex sexual activity remains illegal under the penal code, which contains a provision against 'unnatural offenses' with a penalty of a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine or 'transportation for life.' Laws against 'unnatural offenses' apply equally to both men and women" (44).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law provides for the death penalty for murder, as well as 'attempts against the security of the state,' 'outrage against high-ranking officials,' 'enmity towards God' ('moharebeh'), 'corruption on earth' ('fisad fil-arz'), rape, adultery, drug possession and trafficking, recidivist alcohol use, consensual same-sex sexual activity" (para 8). "In his October 27 report to the UN General Assembly, Ahmed Shaheed, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, reported that the penal code retained the death penalty for consensual same-sex sexual activity although authorities reportedly had not carried out any executions during the year" (para 10). "The law criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activity,...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law does not address heterosexual acts between women and boys, but it prohibits same-sex acts between adults and minors" (para 167). With same-sex acts prohibited, it is higly unlikely that same-sex unions are legal (MAD - CODER COMMENT). "In Aceh the local government implemented a new sharia criminal code that imposes a penalty of 100 strokes of the cane for homosexual acts (see section 1.c.)" (para 182)
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"After Spain became the first overwhelmingly Catholic nation to legalize same-sex marriage, in 2005" (para. 12).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Same-sex marriage and civil unions are legal in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uruguay, and several Mexican states" (para. 2).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In recent years, a rights revolution in Latin America has wiped out all remaining laws criminalizing homosexuality; the last of such laws to fall was Panama’s, in 2008" (para. 2).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

The Argentine Senate "in 2010 made Argentina the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage with identical rights to heterosexual marriage" (para. 1).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The NCCE has re-institued co-habitation with fundamental changes to the approach adopted under the Civel Code of Ethipia of 1960" (8). The primary requirement for this type of marriage is its solemnization before an officer of civil status empowered to conduct such a public function. A man and a woman should appear before a civil status officer and give their consent to conclude marriage. Additional requirement to celebrate a civil marriage is a minimum of continuous six months residence of one of the future spouses or his parents or ascendants in the commune" (9). "Art. 520. - Religious Marriage: A religious marriage shall take place when a man and a...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Though Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage in 2010, it remains strongly influenced by the Catholic Church and by the pope, who was formerly the archbishop of Buenos Aires" (9).