Marriage, as a social institution, has been around for thousands of years. Within the last decades the institution of marriage has changed more than in thousands of years before. Here we present the data behind these fast and widespread changes, and discuss some of the main drivers behind them. The proportion of people who are getting married is going down in many countries across the world. The chart here shows this trend for a selection of countries. You can change the selection of countries using the option Add country directly in the interactive chart.
Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons | Council on Foreign Relations
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America allows same-sex couples to get married, but leaves it up to individual ministers of congregations to decide, according to a resolution. The Episcopal Church established a rite of blessing for same-sex couples in and prohibited discrimination against transgender people. The United Church of Christ has allowed same-sex couples to get married since Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan. By Nolan Feeney.
Gay marriage vote could hit Methodist links with Church of England
In the landmark decision, the majority of justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. Each filed their own dissenting opinion. The decision upholds the Fourteenth Amendment that requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out of state, according to the court document.
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