The 43rd Parliament saw a shift in political party attitudes to same-sex marriage. Retrieved June 29, In particular, we need to be clear about what constitutes a civil right. Recognition of same-sex unions in Nepal. The Northern Ireland Executive has stated that it does not intend to introduce legislation allowing for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Lesbianas critican demora en justicia. October 9, - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Nevada and West Virginia.
In Decemberthe Portuguese Parliament approved a bill to recognise adoptions rights for same-sex couples.
Archived from the original on 8 December September 3, - Judge Martin L. No laws allowing adoption by same-sex couples. The bill now moves to the House for a vote. Before the October electionLGBT activists started a public campaign with the aim of achieving same-sex marriage within the next four years. Archived from the original on 14 June
British Judge Sir Nicolas Bratzathen head of the European Court of Human Rights, delivered a speech in that signaled the court was ready to declare same-sex marriage a "human right", as soon as enough countries fell into line. In Nigeria, homosexual activity between men, but not between women, is illegal. February 24, - President George W. On 7 Aprilthe Court ruled that marriage doesn't exclusively apply to opposite-sex couples. Ingay rights activist Pamela Troya filed a lawsuit to strike down Ecuador's same-sex marriage ban and legalise same-sex marriage in the country.