Iran Taking on Tehran. A South Carolina state Supreme Court and federal judge in Montana are the latest to rule overturning same-sex marriage bans. November 2, - Eleven states pass constitutional amendments defining marriage as being between a man and a woman only: Armenia has historically had few protections or recognition in law of same-sex couples. Many studies have shown that children of same-sex couples fare just as well as the children of opposite-sex couples; some studies have shown benefits to being raised by same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Washington the following day. Latest Development:
Same-sex unions not legally recognized.
In Septemberthe Georgian Parliament approved a constitutional amendment establishing marriage as "a union between a woman and a man for the purpose of creating a family". However, this is not seen as homosexual, but is instead a way for families without sons to keep their inheritance within the family. The new law allows for religious institutions and civil officers to refuse to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies, a provision that critics claim violates the rights of same-sex couples under the constitution.
Prior tosame-sex marriage was not performed or recognized in any U.