Archived from the original on August 8, While there are fewer and fewer rights and obligations attached to married couples which do not attach to de facto couples—a status currently encompassing same-sex couples in most legal contexts—supporters of gay rights argue this is not enough, and that the remaining differences are unacceptable. Byers, Jr. By The Associated Press and Reuters. Please upgrade your browser. United Methodists Tighten Ban on Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Clergy The decision, opposed by progressive members of the church and gay and lesbian pastors, could ultimately splinter the church.
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A Pew Research Center poll found that support for legal recognition of same-sex marriage is 16 percent in Belarus and just 9 percent in Ukraine. Retrieved August 7, He's a devout Southern Baptist, just like his father, who founded the company.
Same-sex relations are illegal on much of the continent and are punishable by death [PDF] in Mauritania and Sudan, as well as in parts of Nigeria and Somalia.