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A global snapshot of same-sex marriage
Archived from the original on 28 April Archived from the original PDF on 15 January Some local councils choose not to require registrars who object to same-sex marriage to perform ceremonies. The first same-sex marriage was performed on Saba on 4 December between two men, one Dutch and one Venezuelanwho were both residents of Aruba. About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. In addition, the law leaves it up to other religious groups to determine whether or not to allow same-sex weddings in its churches. This means all worldwide assets that belong to a single party remain the sole property of the party with no legal entitlement by the other party, whether owned before or acquired during the relationship.
In MarchStatistics Netherlands released estimates on the number of same-sex marriages performed in each year: Five years later, in Januarythe Belgian parliament legalized same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian couples the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples. Politics Nov 30, The first nation to legalize gay marriage was the Netherlands, which did so in Retrieved 7 November