Team Name: Mackenzie, Bella, Emma, and Madison

Gay Marrige

Mackenzie: North America-U.S.
Bella: Europe-United Kingdom
Emma: Africa-Sudan
Madison: South America-Argentina

Essential Question:

What laws regarding same-sex marrige compare between the
regions of North America, Europe, Africa, and South America?

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  1. As of now, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington have legalized same-sex marriage
  2. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages and allows states to refuse to recognize such marriages performed in other states.
    Same-sex couples may be eligible for certain rights and benefits similar to or the same as those under marriage through state civil union or domestic partnership laws. For information on these laws, please consult with your state government or with a licensed attorney.

4.Same-sex unions have been on the political radar in the United States since the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in 1993 that denying same-sex partners violated the Hawaii constitution unless there is a "compelling state interest." Since Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, other states have redefined their own marriage laws, both for and against same-sex marriage.

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The United Kingdom
  1. In the united kingdom gay marriage is was recognized and not permitted but they did have many major campaigns for gay marrige such ats Equal Love and Equality Network
  2. 80% of the voters under age 50 are for gay marriage
  3. House of comoons voted to pass and legalize the law for gay marrige in Britain and assured the law will pass soon

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  • Argentina was the first country in Latin America and the second in the Americas to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.

  • It was the tenth country worldwide to allow same-sex marriage.

  • For months, church officials had made sharp, public criticisms of the push to legalize same-sex marriage in the South American country.

  • In the first decade of the 21st century, civil unions were made legal in four jurisdictions in Argentina: the City of Buenos Aires, the Province of Río Negro, the city of Villa Carlos Paz, and the city of Río Cuarto. Civil unions provide some of the rights granted to married couples and can only be entered into by couples who have lived together for a given time, usually one or two years.

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  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons inSudan face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Sudan.
  • A 2011 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association found that same-sex relationships are still criminalized in 76 countries—five of those countries reserve the death penalty as punishment for homosexuality, one of which is Sudan.
  • Freedom Sudan is the only LGBT organization in Sudan. The organization was formed in December 2006 and their status is illegal, therefore all their activities are carried out secretly.
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