The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling regarding the legalisation of same-sex marriage in countries that have ratified the American Convention on Human Rights applies to Ecuador. Same-sex couples could register with a city clerk and formally assume joint responsibility for a household. Support for same-sex marriage varies across the region. Once same-sex marriage was established in a particular state, the reduction in the rate of attempted suicide among children in that state became permanent. Civil unions or domestic partnerships.
On 12 Aprilthe upper house of the French Parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage.
The examples and perspective in this section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. The introduction of same-sex marriage also called marriage equality has varied by jurisdiction, and came about through legislative change to marriage lawcourt rulings based on constitutional guarantees of equality, recognition that it is allowed by existing marriage law,  or by direct popular vote via referendums and initiatives. Countries that allow same-sex marriage Alphabetical list of countries. Its parliament had passed the measure legalizing gay marriage earlier in
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