This is despite there being no clear separation of the church from state in this country. Vermont Supreme Court rules that the state Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the same rights to marriage as heterosexual couples. July 12 Washington state Supreme Court rules that the state constitution does not guarantee same-sex couples equal access to the rights and privileges of marriage. Mayor Signs Gay Marriage Bill". In Goodridge et al. Practices and rituals for same sex unions were more recognized in Mesopotamia than in ancient Egypt. Retrieved 9 September
In July ofArgentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriages, attributing Argentine gay people the same marital rights as the nation's heterosexuals.
Retrieved 12 July Most of the states that have approved constitutional amendments banning gay marriage are located in the more socially conservative South and Midwest. Retrieved 17 July
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