Several court cases pertaining to the recognition and licensing of same-sex marriages in New York have been filed over the years. Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of EU citizens. USA Today. The New York Observer.
Archived from the original on June 28, Inseventy-three countries, including some that retain sodomy laws, had protections against employment discrimination [PDF] based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Many of them were approved in the past few years, as same-sex marriage moved to the front line of the culture war and politicians deployed the issue as a tool for energizing their base.
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Show More. For many same sex couples in the United States, the dream of being able to marry is becoming a reality. Same sex marriage is a sin against God. It is disordered in that it is not in accord with this twofold end and is thus morally wrong. True marriage, however, is more than a consensual relationship between two adults who wish to share their lives together.
In October , State Comptroller Alan Hevesi indicated that the state's retirement system would recognize same-sex marriages performed outside New York State for purposes of state retirement and pension benefits. While in Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular referendum, lawmakers in Northern Ireland defeated bills to legalize same-sex marriage five times.
Legal status of same-sex unions.