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As the Supreme Court was deliberating on the two cases, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on 9 January that countries signatory to the American Convention on Human Rights must legalise same-sex marriage.
Births, Deaths, Marriage: In Novemberthe Court of Bahia equalized marriage in the state of Bahia. July 6, - The New York Court of Appeals rules that a state law banning same-sex marriage is legal, and the Georgia Supreme Court upholds the state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Portugal created de facto unions similar to common-law marriage for cohabiting opposite-sex partners inand extended these unions to same-sex couples in