Nothing in division C 3 of this section shall be construed to do either of the following: State of Utah Elections Office. Only a marriage between a male and female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state. A purported marriage between persons of the same sex contracted in another state shall be governed by the provisions of Title II of Book IV of the Civil Code. Although same-sex couples are not legally recognized currently by any form, performing a symbolic same-sex marriage is not prohibited under Indian law either. Archived from the original on February 22, The court is expected to hear arguments in April and make a decision in June on whether it is constitutional for states to prohibit same-sex marriage and whether states may refuse to recognize same-sex marriages lawfully performed out of state.
December 20, - The Vermont Supreme Court rules that gay and lesbian couples should be given the same rights as heterosexual couples.
June 6, - A Wisconsin federal judge strikes down the state's same-sex marriage ban. That court's ruling did not address the recognition of same-sex marriages already licensed in Alabama, but referred to them as "purported 'marriage licenses ' ". On 8 Augustthe Supreme Court of Costa Rica ruled that the prohibition of same-sex marriage in the Family Code is unconstitutional, giving Congress 18 months to reform the law or the prohibition will be automatically lifted without legislation so it will be legal after 26 May The two realized they were not alone and eventually filed suit with two other couples and the ACLU.
Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies passed a bill on 12 Decemberto extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.