In addition, the law leaves it up to other religious groups to determine whether or not to allow same-sex weddings in its churches. The measure not only legalizes same-sex marriage but also allows for gay and lesbian couples to adopt children. In December , the Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage when the Dutch parliament passed, by a three-to-one margin, a landmark bill allowing the practice. Gay Marriage - When a person thinks about marriage, they usually think of a man and a woman. For all intents and purposes, an amendment to a state constitution is by definition, constitutional, and can't be overturned as unconstitutional by a state supreme court, at least under most ordinary circumstances.
An essay on why the arguments against gay marriage don't hold up in the light of reason. Official website of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Get news about the Festival, 40th annual Parade, Mardi Gras Party and Fair Day. Become a member. Should gay marriage be legal? On June 26, , the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states.