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. Same-sex marriage had been legal in 37 out of the 50 US states, plus the District of Columbia, prior to the ruling. Separate orders will have to be issued for affected states in the region outside Virginia. Australian politician proposes to his boyfriend in parliament. In Octoberthe Supreme Court lifts the stay. On Jan.
May 15, - The California Supreme Court rules that the state's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
The law only applies to England and Wales because Scotland and Northern Ireland are semi-autonomous and have separate legislative bodies to decide many domestic issues, including the definition of marriage. Civil Society. An outbreak in the DRC has spread to neighboring Uganda, and conflict and mistrust of health workers is impeding international efforts to contain the disease. Mary Bishop, second from left, and Sharon Baldwin, right, celebrate with family and friends following their wedding ceremony on the courthouse steps in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 6,
Rights groups have reported increased threats and violence against the LGBT community in Indonesia sinceincluding discriminatory comments by several public officials.