Where in the world is Gay Marriage and Civil Union Legal?

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Where in the world is Gay Marriage and Civil Union Legal?

  1. 1. Where in the world is Gay Marriage and Civil Union Legal? A Presentation by: Sarah Edelstein, DP Bullington, Amelia Wilson, Jake Barnes, and Sadie Sutphin
  2. 2. Blue = Darker blue regions provide a greater degree of recognition ranging from marriages to civil unions Grey = No recognition of same-sex couples Red = Punishment against same-sex couples including death penalty in the darkest regions
  3. 3. <ul><li>Article 1: all human beings are born free and equal </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Article 16 part 1: men and women (doesn't specify gay or straight) have the right to marry and to found a family </li></ul>How this relates to the Declaration of Human Rights
  4. 4. Examples Of Legal Civil Union And Gay Marraige <ul><ul><li>In 1989, today, Denmark became the first to recognize same-sex union. They called the union a &quot;registered partnership&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  On January 1st, 2010, New Hampshire will officially legalize gay marriage, becoming the sixth state to do so. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Local Issues <ul><li>  - Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Vermont currently permit same-sex marriages. </li></ul><ul><li>  - Maine is putting the issue on the ballot for November because of a people's veto. </li></ul><ul><li>  - New Hampshire will permit same-sex marriages starting January 1, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>  - New York and Washington, D.C. recognize same-sex marriages from other states or countries but do not perform their own. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Local Issues, Cont'd...Proposition 8   - Proposition 8 was a California ballot proposition passed in the 2008 general election. The California Constitution now states &quot;only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.&quot;     - The case has been taken to the California Court but has not been brought to the Supreme Court.

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