What the law says. Same-sex marriage in Mexico. It became law on 30 November El Salvador. Malta has recognized same-sex unions since Aprilfollowing the enactment of the Civil Unions Actfirst introduced in September This inclusion of sexual orientation in the Act was an express declaration by Parliament that gay and lesbian Canadians are entitled to "an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives they are able and wish to have The main right-wing opposition party UMP challenged the law in the Constitutional Councilwhich had one month to rule on whether the law conformed to the Constitution.
Of the 55 percent of eligible voters who participated in the referendum, 67 percent voted against marriage equality.
The order was effective immediately, thus making Chihuahua the third state to legalize such unions. InLebanese courts set a potential precedent for decriminalization. On 21 Decemberthe Legislative Assembly of Mexico City formerly the Federal District of Mexico City legalized same-sex marriages and adoption by same-sex couples.
Many United Nations treaty bodies and regional tribunals have authoritatively interpreted sexual orientation as a prohibited ground for discrimination.