The ruling clears the way for same-sex marriages in California to resume. By Lucy Pasha-Robinson. More than half of the countries that allow same-sex marriage are in Western Europe. July 9, - A state judge in Colorado strikes down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage. Javier Corrales, a professor at Amherst College who focuses on LGBT rights in Latin America, points to income levels and the influence of religion in politics, as well as the overall strength of democracy, to explain regional divergences [PDF]. DW News presents the most important news — in brief, quickly and up-to-date. October 10, - The Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford rules that the state must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
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There are currently only 28 countries that allow same-sex couples to marry. May 6, - New Hampshire lawmakers pass a same-sex marriage bill. Exemptions were also included in the new marriage law. Although Greenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark, it was not subject to Denmark's ruling on legalizing same-sex marriage.
Insome provincial governments extended common law marriages to gay and lesbian couples, providing them with most of the legal benefits of marriage but laws varied across the country.