The new measure passed by a margin of greater than five-to-one, with support coming from both the governing African National Congress as well as the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. The Advocate. Section of the Act amends the IMDMA to revise gender-specific provisions both in the formal requirements for marriage section and in solemnization and registration sectionadds religious protections consistent with those in the new Act applicable to all marriages sectionamends the list of prohibited marriages to reflect the gender changes in the new law and to remove same-sex marriage from the list sectionand adds an automatic consent to il same sex marriage bill in North Vancouver, personal jurisdiction provision to the IMDMA, but applicable only to same-sex marriages new section
Nothing in this Act is intended to abrogate, limit, or expand the ability of a religious denomination to exercise First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution or the Illinois Constitution nor it is intended to abrogate, limit, or expand the Illinois Human Il same sex marriage bill in North Vancouver Act or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
July 2, See also: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state. Gray Davis signs a bill that gives state-registered domestic partners many of the legal rights and obligations of married couples in matters involving children, money and property.
Mark Dayton signs a bill making gay marriage legal in Minnesota. Civil union   .
Supporters wave from the gallery as the civil unions bill is debated in the New Jersey Assembly. Today we celebrate liberty, equality and our democratic institutions. In a victory for supporters of gay marriage, Massachusetts lawmakers block a measure to let voters decide whether a constitutional amendment should ban same-sex marriage.
Paul Pioneer Press. Now, 12 states and the District of Columbia authorize same-sex marriages. NBC News.
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