Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony. There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century though there is no legal provision in Roman Law, and it was banned in the Roman Empire in the fourth. “The love that dare not speak its name” A report from Human Rights Watch in about 69 countries with anti-gay laws. “Either 69 or 73 countries have anti-gay laws.” An analysis of the differences between the HRW list of 69 countries and this blog’s list of 73 countries with anti-gay laws.
Jun 01, · Same-sex couples in Canada gained most of the legal benefits of marriage in when the federal and provincial governments extended common law marriages to gay and lesbian couples. Through a series of court cases beginning in , same-sex marriage gradually became legal in nine of the country’s 13 provinces and territories. Rights affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people vary greatly by country or jurisdiction — encompassing everything from the legal recognition of same-sex marriage to Caused by: Homophobia and transphobia.