Same-sex couples were already allowed to form civil partnerships before the ruling. In Decemberthe Tallinn Circuit Court ruled that same-sex marriages concluded in another country must be recorded in the civil registry. Prior to the same-sex marriage law, a number of local jurisdictions, including the nation's capital, Buenos Aires, had enacted laws allowing gays and lesbians to enter into civil unions. However, the law prohibits same-sex weddings within the Church of England, which continues to define marriage as between one man and one woman. The AP Stylebook recommends the usage of the phrase marriage for gays and lesbians or the term gay marriage in space-limited headlines. On 14 Februarya bill legalizing same-sex marriage was introduced in the Peruvian Congress. Voters in Maine repeal the state's law allowing same-sex marriage in November
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Puerto Rico. Inthe Lutheran Church of Norway, to which nearly three quarters of Norwegians belong, adopted gender-neutral wording that would allow its pastors to conduct same-sex marriages. Among the Igbo people and probably other peoples in the south of the country, there are circumstances where a marriage between women is considered appropriate, such as when a woman has no child and her husband dies, and she takes a wife to perpetuate her inheritance and family lineage. Same-sex marriage in Colombia.
In Austria, a similar provision requiring transsexual people to divorce before having their legal sex marker corrected was found to be unconstitutional in