Same-sex marriage in Malta. See also: How it Happened Why it matters. On 20 Novemberthe Greens introduced a bill in the Austrian Parliament that would legalise same-sex marriage. It does so by providing legal advice to local lawyers on how they can use existing law to uphold the rights of LGBTs. Same-sex sexual activity illegal but no longer enforced. Marriage as one man and one woman has been the universal human norm since the dawn of time.
On 1 Januarythe Law on Marriage and Family officially went into effect.
InIsrael's High Court of Justice ruled to recognize foreign same-sex marriages for the limited purpose of registration with the Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration; however, this is merely for statistical purposes and grants no state-level rights. Same-sex unions not legally recognized. Saint Lucia. Same-sex marriage in Germany.
There is ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents.