Parliamentarians react to historic vote in favor of gay marriage
Greens parliamentarians showered their retiring colleague and same-sex advocate Volker Beck with confetti as the vote result was announced. The vote in the Bundestag was a 'historic' moment for advocates of same-sex marriage.
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- Australians have long been in favor of same-sex marriage, with polling from as long as 10 years ago showing a majority support for legalizing marriage equality.
- Banned regardless of sexual orientation . Hundreds of German public figures and politicians had their personal data and documents stolen by hackers.
- Article of the Penal Code outlawed male prostitution and provided for a higher age of consent of 17 for male homosexual acts.
- The National Human Rights Committee proposed a registry that would cover both same-sex couples and unmarried heterosexual ones and the Greek group OLKE announced its intention to sue Greek municipalities that refused to marry same-sex couples.
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The precise rights of states and territories with respect to creating state-based same-sex marriage laws have been complicated since the Howard Government amendment to the Marriage Act in to define marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others.