On April 28,Colombia became the fourth country in Catholic-majority South America to legalize same-sex marriage, following Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. District Court for the District of Wyoming ruling in Guzzo v. No other form of civil union is recognized.
Same-sex marriages are becoming increasingly common, and same-sex domestic partnerships less common, for LGBT Americans. The Independent. The number of married gay, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies.
Mark Kirk Endorses Marriage Equality". Before the October electionLGBT activists started a public campaign with the aim of achieving same-sex marriage within the next four years.
The June decision of the U. Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in the Czech Republic. April 9, Bosnia and Herzegovina. New Mexico Supreme Court ruling in Griego v. Landline and cellular telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods.
Hodges on June 26, , the VA and SSA could provide only limited benefits to married same-sex couples living in states where same-sex marriage was not legal. In May , Moore was charged with ethics violations by the state Judicial Inquiry Commission for the ruling,  subsequently being suspended from the bench for the remainder of his term on September 30 of that year.
One study surveyed more than 1, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults across the nation and found that respondents from the 25 states that have outlawed same-sex marriage had the highest reports of " minority stress "—the chronic social stress that results from minority-group stigmatization—as well as general psychological distress.
In Mississippi and North Dakota, they made up just 0. Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Cuba.