InNigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo introduced legislation that prohibits same-sex marriages and criminalizes anyone who "performs, witnesses, aids or abets" such ceremonies. Legislation or binding domestic court ruling establishing same-sex marriage, but marriage is not yet provided for. Same-sex marriage in Sweden has been legal since 1 Mayfollowing the adoption of a new gender-neutral law on marriage by the Swedish Parliament on 1 Aprilmaking Sweden the seventh country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples nationwide. The ruling is fully binding on Costa Ricawho within hours agreed to adhere to it and fully implement it. The plaintiffs appealed to the Constitutional Court. Additionally, Armenia and Israel recognize the marriages of same-sex couples validly entered into in other countries, though as of early there is no record of anyone taking advantage of the ruling in Armenia. Homosexuality illegal.
By Elisabeth Malkin.
And what is the policy stance of the world as a whole? SchwarzeneggerU. Australia voted Yes to legalising same-sex marriage today, and it's more important than ever to talk to your children about same-sex marriage and relationships.
The Costa Rican Government also wanted to know whether it should allow transgender people to change their name and gender on their identity documents.