The U. The publishers of the magazine sued, and lost both the first case and the appeal. The Supreme Court accepted the case and reversed it, marking the first time the Supreme Court ruled in favor of homosexuals. The Supreme Court ruled 5—4 that consenting adults do not have a constitutional right to engage in homosexual acts in private, upholding a Georgia law. The majority said the "right of privacy" under the Due Process Clause does not give homosexuals the right to engage in sodomy.
Edith Windsor, American gay marriage campaigner dies
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Five people were detained by police during a small demonstration outside Montpellier town hall, two for letting off fireworks. Only one was charged, for shouting homophobic insults. One defendant wasgiven suspended sentences of four months and another two were fined 10 euros a day for 30 days, a sentence that means a day in jail for each day when the fine is not paid. The best-known opponent of the law, Frigide Barjot , wished the Montepellier couple well, while declaring that she would campaign for the law to be repealed.
A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, more than two dozen countries have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. Below is a list of countries that have legalized the practice, with the most recent countries to do so shown first.