Retrieved June 29, It should be noted, however, that conubium existed only between a civis Romanus and a civis Romana that is, between a male Roman citizen and a female Roman citizenso that a marriage between two Roman males or with a slave would have no legal standing in Roman law apart, presumably, from the arbitrary will of the emperor in the two aforementioned cases. Only three of the still married wives had complete confidence in the future stability of their relationships. He argued that same-sex marriage was not recognized even in many Western countries, which are considered much more liberal in social issues than China. In addition, some legal jurisdictions recognize a legal and official change of gender, which would allow a transgender male or female to be legally married in accordance with an adopted gender identity. Recognition of same-sex unions in Romania. El Universal in Spanish.
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Heterosexual women's perceptions of their marriages to bisexual or homosexual men.
On a subnational level, the Mexican state of Tlaxcalathe Dutch constituent country of Aruba and Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom allow same-sex couples to access civil unions or partnerships, but restrict marriage to couples of the opposite sex. Parliament overrode his veto on 13 October. The City Paper Bogota. Legislation or court ruling establishing same-sex marriage, but the law or court ruling is not yet in effect. In Marchthe Swiss Federal Council released a governmental report about marriage and new rights for families. A study of nationwide data from across the United States from January to December revealed that the establishment of same-sex marriage is associated with a significant reduction in the rate of attempted suicide among children, with the effect being concentrated among children of a minority sexual orientation, resulting in approximatelyfewer children attempting suicide each year in the United States. Retrieved 23 December
The New Zealand Herald. American Academy of Pediatrics. It established civil unions with same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as marriage, including the right of joint adoption and recognition of foreign same-sex marriage. Article 24 of the Japanese Constitution states that "Marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes and it shall be maintained through mutual cooperation with the equal rights of husband and wife as a basis. Recognition of same-sex unions in Switzerland.