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Legal recognition of
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Same-sex marriage

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Performed in some jurisdictions

Mexico: DF*
United States: CT, DC*, IA, MA, NH, VT, Coquille

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Israel
United States: CA (conditional), NY

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Argentina: BA, RC, RN, VCP
Australia: ACT, TAS, VIC
Mexico: COA
United States: CA, CO, HI, ME, NJ, NV, OR, WA, WI
Venezuela: ME

Recognized, not performed

Isle of Man (UK only)

Unregistered co-habitation

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Australia
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Croatia
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In some regions

United States: MD, RI

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Notes

*DC (subject to Congressional review) and Mexico City same-sex marriage laws are effective from 1 March and 4 March 2010, respectively.

See also

Same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage legislation
Timeline of same-sex marriage
Civil union
Domestic partnership
Registered partnership
Civil partnership
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Same-sex marriage in Israel is supported by most of the population according to a poll from 2009. Currently it is not possible to conduct ceremonies since all marriages in Israel are performed under the auspices of the religious authority of the religion to which the couple belongs. Foreign same-sex marriages, however, are recognized. Furthermore, like unmarried opposite-sex couples, same-sex couples in Israel can access nearly all of the rights of marriage in the form of unregistered cohabitation status (akin to common-law marriage).

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Attitudes

A poll conducted in August 2009 found that 61% of Israelis supported same-sex civil marriage, with 31% opposed. Furthermore, 60% supported joint adoption by same-sex couples, with 34% opposed.[1]

Ceremonies in Israel

The religious authority for Jewish marriages is the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and there are parallel authorities for Christians, Muslims, Druze with a total of 15 religious courts. These regulate all marriages and divorces for their own communities. Currently they all oppose same-sex marriages. If the views of one of these bodies would change, however, same-sex marriage would be conducted in Israel.

In February 2009 Knesset member Nitzan Horowitz introduced a same-sex marriage bill[2].

Recognition of foreign marriage

On November 21, 2006 the Supreme Court of Israel ordered the government to recognize same-sex marriages performed abroad. The case was filed by five male Israeli couples married in Canada.[3] The ruling dealt with the registration of the marriage in Israel, noting that it does not refer to the validity of those marriages.

Same sex couples in Israel already enjoyed most of the rights of married couples, as do unmarried opposite sex couples. At least one legislator suggested he would present a bill to the Knesset to attempt to overturn the court ruling.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Homosexuality an Aberration for Many Israelis
  2. ^ Israeli Knesset To Consider Gay Marriage
  3. ^ a b "Israel's Supreme Court approves same-sex marriages performed abroad". Associated Press. Israelinsider. 2006-11-21. http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Politics/9915.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-09.  







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