On 28 NovemberN. Legal recognition of same-sex marriages in South Africa came about as a result of the Constitutional Court 's decision in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v Fourie. Additionally, some states protect hijrasa traditional third gender population in South Asiathrough housing programmes, welfare benefits, pension schemes, free surgeries in government hospitals and others programmes designed to assist them. The leaders of the Catholic Church in England and Wales have been vocal in opposition, urging both parishioners and schools within its care to sign a petition against the government plans. Archived from the original PDF on On 2 NovemberMLA's voted on a motion to recognise same-sex marriage, with 53 MLA's voting in favour and 52 voting against, the first time same-sex marriage had received majority support in the Assembly. By contrast, 10 countries or jurisdictions, all of which are Islamic and ruled by shariawere imposing the death penalty for homosexuality.
A measure legalizing same-sex marriage passed the Icelandic legislature in June
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Same-sex marriage in Canada. Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic. It also contains provisions to prohibit discrimination in employment as well as prevent abuse, violence and exploitation of transgender people. Archived from the original on 17 May September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Recognition of same-sex unions in Bulgaria. While the legalization of same-sex marriage and laws that have been passed in various states have granted many rights and protections to same-sex couples that did not exist prior to the past two decades, there are still a number of rights and protections enjoyed by heterosexual married couples that are currently not granted to homosexual married couples.