The law grants same-sex couples who marry all the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by heterosexual couples, including the right to adopt children. Omar G. Retrieved April 18,
As a result, we will modify the Civil Code to recognize their equal right to marriage with the resulting effects over inheritance, labor rights and social security protection". The most important statistics. Barkan, S. Among all LGBT individuals, those who have experienced greater levels of stress related to their sexual orientation have higher levels of physical and mental health problems than those who have experienced lower levels of stress.
Common-law marriage. Staff and agencies. Sears, B.
Archived from the original on 14 March Petersburg Times. Show sources information Show publisher information. Govern de les Illes Balears. Ironically, despite the bullying and other mistreatment that LBGT teens receive at school, they are much more likely to be disciplined for misconduct than straight students accused of similar misconduct.
During the to dictatorship of Francisco Franco, homosexuality, divorce and abortion were illegal. Although the children of same-sex couples fare at least as well as those of heterosexual couples, it is still difficult in many states for same-sex couples to adopt a child.
As of Junesame-sex couples could marry in only seven states and the District of Columbia.
Play media. In , Canada became the first country in the Western Hemisphere to legalize same-sex marriage. See also Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country LGBT rights by country or territory.
Initially, it was declared that Spanish citizens may only marry a partner from a country where gay marriage has been legalised.