SEOUL - Faced with a looming demographic crisis, South Korea plans to expand the legal definition of family, but same-sex couples will not be included. Kim Ju-won and Park Sun-min were running errands at a shopping plaza during one of the rare occasions that the two homebodies leave their apartment. Since first meeting through a fan club for their favorite South Korean celebrity, the couple has been selective about to whom they disclose their partnership. Kim, 30, says her family is more accepting.
In pictures: Milestones of same sex marriage in North America
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It is the final chapter in a roller-coaster saga that at one stage saw Bermuda become the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage and then take away the right, but a series of court decisions means that gay couples can currently get married on the island. OutBermuda, a gay rights charity, and four other litigants have retained David Pannick, QC, to argue the opposite case. A challenge was brought against the act by Bermudian Rod Ferguson, with OutBermuda joining the legal action. Former Bermuda Chief Justice Ian Kawaley, ruling on their case in , found that the parts of the legislation that restricted marriage to opposite-sex couples were against the Bermuda constitution.
11 Facts About Same Sex Marriage in the United States
Same-sex marriage is fully legal and recognized in the U. Same-sex marriages have been recognized if performed in other jurisdictions since July 1, , and the state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on August 1, After Minnesota was the second state in the Midwest , after Iowa , to legalize marriage between same-sex couples,  and the first in the region to do so by enacting legislation rather than by court order.
About Follow Donate. In , the U. Supreme Court ruled all state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry nationwide. This timeline highlights the changes in state policies leading up to that ruling, starting in — when Utah became the first state to enact a Defense of Marriage Act DOMA. Several other states previously had approved statutes defining marriage as between one man and one woman.