However, the ECHR stated in Schalk and Kopf v Austria that this provision was intended to limit marriage to heterosexual relationships, as it used the term "men and women" instead of "everyone". Marriage is for Raising Children. What is arguably the first historical mention of the performance of same-sex marriages occurred during the early Roman Empire according to controversial  historian John Boswell. A district in Tokyo began recognizing same-sex unions in ; ILGA found a year later that only 33 percent of Japanese supported same-sex marriage. In Decemberthe Vienna Administrative Court dismissed a case challenging the same-sex marriage ban.
In Augusta lawyer in El Salvador filed a lawsuit before the country's Supreme Court asking for the nullification of Article 11 of the Family Code, which defines marriage as a heterosexual union.
Symbols are important; they are a common cultural currency which we each use to help create our sense of self. Voters had voiced their opposition to the ruling in a advisory referendum. Katharine Jackson. It opens the possibility to introduce registered partnerships for different-sex couples as well as same-sex marriage for same-sex couples.
Same-sex marriage in Taiwan.