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June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In 2013, it became possible for two women to both be registered as the parents of a child when the child is born. The woman who does not bear the child can be registered as co-mother with the same rights and obligations to the child as a father would have had" (9).
June 7, 2022, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"A Republican-proposed bill in Tennessee would remove the age limit for when couple's could exchange wedding vows and clear the way for 'common-law marriages' between 'one man and one woman'" (1). "Only six states in the US ban underage marriages. Those states are: Delaware, New Jersey, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and New York. The Tennessee bill also proposes that the state should have to defend any clerk who refuses to issue a marriage license" (17-18).
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"As of September the 2016 class-action lawsuit before the Supreme Court of Justice requesting Article 26 of the Family Code, which refers to marriage as 'the union of a man and a woman' and thus forbids same-sex legal unions, be declared unconstitutional, was still unresolved" (18).
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4, MARR-LAW-2

"Both civil law and sharia criminalize consensual same-sex sexual activity. Under sharia individuals who engage in consensual same-sex sexual conduct could be subject to the death penalty. Dubai’s penal code allows for up to a 10-year prison sentence for conviction of such activity, while Abu Dhabi’s penal code allows for up to a 14-year prison sentence. There were no reports of arrests or prosecutions for consensual same-sex activity" (32).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In the last Legislature, various legislative proposals aimed at amending Act No. 184/1983, particularly its Article 6 that indicates the requirements to adopt a child: The first of them identifies the existence of a pair marriage and the stability thereof. The Legislator, even with the changes made in 2001 to the Act referred above, wished to continue to achieve the model of the natural relationship that puts the child in relationship with a father and a mother, united in marriage"
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Same sex marriages are banned in Somalia" (1).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law does not allow for same-sex couples to adopt children together, only as individuals" (66).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The Supreme Court granted the minister of interior an extension due to the March 2020 elections for its response to a petition by 34 lesbian mothers against the Ministry of Interior’s refusal to list nonbiological mothers on birth certificates, despite court-issued parenting orders. Another petition of a same-sex couple who demanded to make the process of registering parenthood for lesbian couples equal to that of heterosexual couples was pending at year’s end. On September 23, the Supreme Court found against the Ministry of Interior’s requirement for proof of a long-term relationship between two mothers, which does not exist for heterosexual couples, in order to recognize shared parenthood" (36-37).more
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In October a gay man sued the government because public housing rules did not allow his male spouse, whom he married overseas, to live with him because the rules only recognize opposite-sex partners as spouses" (128).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"No law criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual conduct, nor was there official discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons" (25).
Aug. 3, 2021, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR), which signed the statement, said in a press release last month it rejected the articles of the draft law because they were unjust and regressive in their approach to personal status issues[...]'In Egypt, we have female ministers in all fields. These women can sign contracts on behalf of the state worth millions of dollars, but under this law, they wouldn’t even have the right to contract their own marriages unless they were previously married,' said Aboul Komsan, who is also a lawyer.'And if they did, a male guardian can file a legal request to annul the marriage contract if he so wishes,' she...more
July 26, 2021, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law prohibits discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons in housing, employment, nationality laws, and access to government services, including health care, and the government enforced the law"(16).
July 21, 2021, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Taiwan last year legalised same-sex marriages, following a 2017 landmark ruling by the constitutional court in favour of the move" (Para 14).
July 7, 2021, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: MARR-LAW-2, ABO-LAW-1

"The liberal change follows the recent trend in Ireland after historic votes to legalise same-sex marriage in 2015 and overturning the abortion ban last year[2018]"(para 9).
June 29, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law prohibits those persons in same-sex relationship from adopting children" (p 45).
June 29, 2021, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The liberal change follows the recent trend in Ireland after historic votes to legalise same-sex marriage in 2015" (para 9).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In the last Legislature, various legislative proposals aimed at amending Act No. 184/1983, particularly its Article 6 that indicates the requirements to adopt a child: The first of them identifies the existence of a pair marriage and the stability thereof. The Legislator, even with the changes made in 2001 to the Act referred above, wished to continue to achieve the model of the natural relationship that puts the child in relationship with a father and a mother, united in marriage"
March 13, 2021, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In violation of international human rights law, it retains the death penalty and corporal punishment for numerous crimes, including consensual same-sex conduct" (para 16).
March 13, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"South Sudan’s laws criminalize consensual same-sex relations" (para 19).
March 13, 2021, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Rwanda is one of the only countries in East Africa that does not criminalize consensual same-sex relations" (para 11).
March 13, 2021, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Nigerian law criminalizes same-sex conduct as well as public show of same-sex amorous relationships, same-sex marriages, and the registration of gay clubs, societies, and organizations" (para 24). "A Sharia (Islamic law) court in Kano in January fined 11 women charged under the state’s Immoral Acts law for allegedly planning a same-sex wedding. The victims were arrested in December, 2018 by local religious police, known as Hisbah" (para 26).
March 13, 2021, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In May, the High Court upheld sections of the penal code that punish consensual same-sex relations with up to 14 years in prison" (para 21).
March 13, 2021, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4, MARR-LAW-2

"Same-sex relations are prohibited" (para 23).
Feb. 12, 2021, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Burundi punishes consensual same-sex sexual relations between adults with up to two years in prison under Article 567 of the penal code. Article 29 of the Constitution of Burundi explicitly bans same-sex marriage" (para 18).
Feb. 8, 2021, 9:56 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Same-sex conduct was decriminalized in January, following the approval, by parliament, of the new penal code" (para 1). "The government also prohibited discrimination against people based on sexual orientation" (para 10).
Feb. 8, 2021, 9:01 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Alongside Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan is one of only two post-Soviet states where consensual sexual relations between men are still criminalized, carrying a prison sentence of one to three years (article 120)" (para 17).
Feb. 8, 2021, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Under Turkmen law same-sex conduct between men is criminalized and punishable by a maximum two-year prison sentence" (para 27).
Feb. 6, 2021, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Same-sex marriage is legally recognised in Northern Ireland from today. Following a legal change last autumn, same-sex couples can now register to marry and the first ceremonies will take place next month. Those who are already married will have their marriage legally recognised in Northern Ireland. Heterosexual couples will also be able to enter into civil partnerships from today. But same sex couples in a civil partnership will not yet be able to convert it to a marriage in the province - the Northern Ireland Office is set to begin a consultation on the matter later this year. The status of same sex marriage and of abortion in Northern Ireland...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4, MARR-LAW-2

"We welcome the legalisation of marriage equality in December 2017" (17).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

“Marriage in Angola is permitted by law in accordance with article 35 of the Constitution. The law also regulates domestic partnerships as a union between a man and a woman for a certain period of time. Men and women are equal before the law” (pp. 24). “With regard to family, marriage and children, the Constitution (art. 35) establishes that the family is the basic unit for the organization of society and is entitled to special protection from the State, whether it is based on marriage or a de facto union between a man and a woman. The Constitution also establishes that everyone has the right to freely establish a family,...more