On 28 Novemberthe first two same-sex marriages occurred in Quintana Roo after it was discovered that Quintana Roo's Civil Code did not explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage,  but these marriages were later annulled by the Governor of Quintana Roo in April However under the presidency of the more socially conservative Laurentino Cortizo a constitutional reform was approved by the National Assembly of Panama to ban same-sex marriage by establishing in the Constitution that marriage is between a man and a woman.
On 13 Aprilwith hundreds of same-sex marriage supporters outside, the Changsha court ruled against Sun, who vowed to appeal, citing the importance of his case for LGBT progress in China. However, this is not seen as homosexual, but is instead a way for families without sons to keep their inheritance within the family.
Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in Nepal. On 27 Maythe Constitutional Court of Latvia overturned an administrative court decision that refused an application to register a same-sex marriage in the country.
November 4, - Voters in California approve Proposition 8, which will amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage. March 30, - The highest court in Massachusetts rules that same-sex couples who live in other states cannot get married in Massachusetts unless same-sex marriage is legal in their home states.
Many couples also choose to say their own vows. Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. Except as otherwise provided in this section, two persons, regardless of gender, at least 18 years of age, not nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of the half blood, and not having a spouse living, may be joined in marriage.
We have always focused on making sure our couples feel comfortable and welcome to Las Vegas. Follow NBC News. November 12, - A South Carolina federal judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, delaying the effective date until November 20, allowing time for an appeal by the state's attorney general.
You will need to obtain a Marriage License prior to your ceremony.
That action has been limited to the state of Nevada, but it is also revealing a very great moral issue in this country related to the fact that here you face an alphabet soup of sports organizations including NCAA, the NFL—well also major league baseball, and other professional sporting leagues—who are trying to argue that the federal ban should be kept in place in order to protect the integrity of their sports when at the very same time, as the Washington Post, the New York Timesand other major media have made clear, they are themselves undermining the integrity of their games and other sports by involving themselves in other forms of gambling.
The referendum proposed to add to the Irish Constitution : "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex". Vietnam's Ministry of Justice began seeking advice on legalizing same-sex marriage from other governmental and non-governmental organizations in April and Mayand planned to further discuss the issue at the National Assembly in Spring The judge stays implementation of the ruling pending appeals.
However, the process is still lengthy and more expensive than that for an opposite-sex marriage, as the ruling did not invalidate any state laws, meaning same-sex couples will be denied the right to wed and will have to turn to the courts for individual injunctions Spanish : amparo. Marriages entered into in these jurisdictions are fully recognized by law throughout Mexico.
There have been a flurry of news stories on the fact that early next week the Supreme Court of the United States is going to take up a challenge from the state of New Jersey against federal legislation that reserves sports betting to the state of Nevada.