In Junethe UK Government completed the consultation to allow civil marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales. In the wake of the circuit split the Sixth Circuit case creates, commentators have opined that it is growing less likely that the U. The American Anthropological Association stated on 26 February In closing, Boies recognized that the legal system recently took an important step in eliminating discrimination against gay and lesbian citizens with the repeal of Proposition 8. Justice Thomas wrote that to not give a state the benefit of the doubt on the constitutionality of one of its statutes while the issue was on review was "indecorous" and "yet another example of this Court's cavalier attitude toward the States. On 10 Februarythe Constitutional Court of Costa Rica announced it would hear a case seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in Costa Rica and declare the country's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
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A bill was raised in the Knesset Israeli Parliament to rescind the High Court's ruling, but the Knesset did not advance the bill. The ranking puts gay rights, specifically marriage rights, into a broad picture that includes the barriers created by backlash, similar to the Brown v. In Octoberthe Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare constituted a committee for the purpose of preparing a draft bill to legalize same-sex marriage.