Pro 6 Same-sex marriage is a civil right. No other form of civil union is recognized. South Africa became the fifth country, the first in Africa, and the second outside Europe, to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Main article: Recognition of same-sex unions in El Salvador. MLA 8th ed. Charlotte Observer. Now, having said that, states ought to be able to have the right to pass laws that enable people to be able to have rights like others.
Puerto Rico. On May 17, , the first legal gay marriage in the United States was performed in Cambridge, MA between Tanya McCloskey, a massage therapist, and Marcia Kadish, an employment manager at an engineering firm.
August 1, Opponents of same-sex marriage who want marriage to be restricted to pairings of a man and a woman, such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , the Catholic Church , and the Southern Baptist Convention , use the term traditional marriage to mean opposite-sex marriage.