On 12 Junethe Governor of Chihuahua announced that his administration would no longer oppose same-sex marriages in the state. Bush sought to officiate same-sex wedding: Retrieved 5 April Gay marriages can resume in California, court rules". Five years later, in Januarythe Belgian parliament legalized same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian couples the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples. However, the judge prevents couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision. A consistent trend of increasing support for same-sex marriage has been revealed across the world, often driven in large part by a significant generational gap in support.
During the run-up to the general election the then Shadow Chancellor of the ExchequerGeorge Osbornesaid that a Conservative government would be happy to "consider the case" for ending the ban on same-sex marriage,   although he was criticised for not making any specific promises.
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Anthropologists have struggled to determine a definition of marriage that absorbs commonalities of the social construct across cultures around the world. On May 22,Catholic-majority Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular referendum. He said every profession linked with implementing same-sex marriages should oppose it, even if it meant losing their jobs. The New York Times. Part of a series on. Archived from the original on 6 January