On 7 Junethe Folketing Danish Parliament approved new laws regarding same-sex civil and religious marriage. Recognition of same-sex unions in Chile. Retrieved June 28, Schaeferdropped their defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban. Retrieved August 21, Votes to Endorse Same-Sex Marriage".
Intersex Society of North America.
In Septemberthe Coalition Government announced its intention to introduce same-sex civil marriage in England and Wales by the May general election. Office of Personnel ManagementGill v. In Decemberthe Vienna Administrative Court dismissed a case challenging the same-sex marriage ban. The table provides a list of countries that have legalized same-sex marriage, as well as selected countries that offer some other legal status for same-sex couples. A variety of sexual or quasi-sexual acts, usually including same-sex intimacy, were criminalized in these countries, and the penalties for these acts could be as severe as execution.
Same-sex marriage legality complicated. American Psychological Association That same bill was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 11 May with deputies in favour and 51 against. Arkansas recognized the more than marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples there,  and the federal government had not taken a position on Arkansas's marriage licenses. On 15 Julythe Argentine Senate approved a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples.