May 17, A Constitutional Court decision declared that Taiwan's marriage definition needed to be updated to include same-sex couples. The court stated that if the country failed to pass legislation countering same-sex marriage, it would become legal Jan. The amendment, called the marriage equality amendment, would insert neutral terms into the Civil Code replacing ones that imply heterosexual marriage, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling regarding the legalisation of same-sex marriage in countries that have ratified the American Convention on Human Rights applies to Chile. Czech Republic. Same-sex unions, however, are still not recognized.
Ina man filed a challenge against Georgia's same-sex marriage ban, arguing that while the Civil Code of Georgia states that marriage is explicitly between a man and a woman; the Constitution does not reference gender in its section on marriage.
The ruling is fully binding on Costa Ricawho within hours agreed to adhere to it and fully implement it. Same-sex marriage in the Netherlands. New Zealand and Australia are the only Pacific Rim countries in which same-sex marriage is legal. The court ruled on 1 December that the existing marriage laws violated the equality clause of the Bill of Rights because they discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation.
The high court ruled that the lower court judges lacked legal standing to bring the suits.