The Vietnamese Government abolished an administrative fine imposed on same-sex weddings in Their argument is convincing. That ruling led to federal and state actions to explicitly abridge marriage on the basis of sex in order to prevent the marriages of same-sex couples from being recognized by law, the most prominent of which was the federal DOMA. Plume, Nation In 'protest suicide,' lawyer famed for gay rights cases burns himself to death in New York.
Couples in registered partnerships are able to retain that status or convert their registered partnership to a marriage.
It is corroborated by research which found that recognition of relationship status actually moderates stress in LGBTI populations and that there are profound differences between legal and social recognition. Biddle, Sam. Armenia has historically had few protections or recognition in law of same-sex couples.
On 8 Augustthe Costa Rican Supreme Court declared Costa Rica's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and gave the Legislative Assembly 18 months to reform the law accordingly, otherwise the ban would be abolished automatically.