The law takes effect on December 2, Finland becomes the last of the five Nordic countries to legalize same-sex marriage, joining Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. With the legalization of gay marriage, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark which is the state churchis required to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. However, seven months after the U. Polling that was conducted in developed democracies in the first decade of the 21st century shows a majority of people in support of same-sex marriage.
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. For example, the Canadian Psychological Association stated in that "parents' financial, psychological and physical well-being is enhanced by marriage and that children benefit from being raised by two parents within a legally-recognized union. Also, the US Supreme Court rejects Alaska's request to delay enforcement of the court's ruling on same-sex marriage. No other form of civil union is recognized.
Since the beginning ofseveral anti-gay marriage protests with occasionally volatile crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have taken place in Paris and elsewhere.