Retrieved 26 April The NAACPthe leading African-American civil rights organization, has pledged its support for gay rights and same-sex marriage, stating that they "support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution", and has declared that same-sex marriage is a civil right. On 8 Augustthe Costa Rican Supreme Court declared Costa Rica's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and gave the Legislative Assembly 18 months to reform the law accordingly, otherwise the ban would be abolished automatically. Archived from the original on 20 December Retrieved 27 November Retrieved 21 February
However, the extension did not allow for same-sex adoption, either jointly or of stepchildren.
Public Health Implications of Same-Sex Marriage
This law prohibited same-sex marriage in ancient Rome and ordered that those who were so married were to be executed. Retrieved 7 January Same-sex marriage is also due to become legal in Costa Rica and Taiwan. Retrieved 8 September On 13 Aprilwith hundreds of same-sex marriage supporters outside, the Changsha court ruled against Sun, who vowed to appeal, citing the importance of his case for LGBT progress in China.
Retrieved 7 January Those on the opposite side of the same sex marriage debate often cite religious beliefs, or concerns about procreation and child rearing, to support their arguments. Correspondence should be sent to William C. Same-sex parents and carers and their children are likely to benefit in numerous ways from legal recognition of their families, and providing such recognition through marriage will bestow greater benefit than civil unions or domestic partnerships. Retrieved 10 October Retrieved 9 January Historians typically trace the beginning of the modern movement in support of same-sex marriage to the Sexual revolution in the United States in the s.