We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. Even before he explicitly endorsed gay marriage, Obama supported "civil unions" that give homosexual couples "all the rights" and "all the benefits" that heterosexual couples enjoy. How would it "impose" anything on a state? Pink pound Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. And the civil unions that I proposed would be equivalent in terms of making sure that all the rights that are conferred by the state are equal for same-sex couples as well as for heterosexual couples.
On 17 Marchthe Folketing introduced a bill that gave same-sex couples in registered partnerships the right to adopt jointly.
Gay marriage v civil partnership: what's the difference?
What color is the crack on your world? Why did you post Mitt's quote? Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. Inthe General Synod extended pension and employee rights to clergy who have entered in a same-sex civil partnership. You are looking at a first amendment fight if the Federal government legalizes gay "marriage". On 9 December the New Zealand Parliament passed the Civil Union Bill, establishing civil unions for same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
Retrieved August 16, Same-sex unions in the United States. On December 14 the Legislature passed a bill establishing civil unions in New Jerseywhich was signed into law by Governor Jon Corzine on December 21, The courts blocked that under the auspices of the 14th Amendment. If we're going down into the weeds, should we ban barren women from marriage, since she can't conceive like a fertile woman? Bush reacted to the Massachusetts decision by endorsing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.