Although Northern Island is a constituent of the United Kingdom, with its own parliament at Stormont, the change in its marriage laws ultimately came about due to action by the UK Parliament in London. Northern Ireland is the 18th European jurisdiction to legalize gay marriage. This number counts England and Wales together and Scotland and Northern Ireland as separate entities, since same-sex marriage became legal in the UK due to the enactment of three different pieces of legislation: first in England and Wales in , then in Scotland the following year, and now in Northern Ireland. Same-sex marriage is now legal across the vast majority of Western Europe.
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Same-sex marriage has been legal in the U. Vermont was the first state to introduce civil unions in July , and the first state to introduce same-sex marriage by enacting a statute without being required to do so by a court decision. Either by legislation or court decisions, Vermont was a leader among U. In , it was one of the first states to enact hate crimes legislation that included sexual orientation. On July 22, , three same-sex couples sued the state and the jurisdictions that had denied them marriage licenses. They lost in the trial court on December
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Sa katatapos lang na Pride month, maraming naitalang mga pangyayari na maaaring ituring na "makasaysayan" para sa lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender LGBT community, o malaking hakbang para sa kanilang adbokasiya. Isa sa mga ito ay ang ginanap na oral arguments sa Korte Suprema kung saan dalawang araw hinimay at pinagdebatehan ng mga mahistrado ang petisyon na layong tanggalin ang limitasyon para makapagpakasal ang mga may parehong kasarian. Ayon sa petisyon ng abogadong si Jesus Falcis na isinampa niya noon pang , nais niyang ipawalang-bisa ang Articles 1 at 2 ng Executive Order No. Paliwang niya, "generic" o walang kasarian ang mga ginamit na termino sa Saligang Batas. Section 2.