Sakris Kupila is a transgender activist from Finland who is fighting to change laws that force transgender people to be sterilized before receiving legal gender recognition. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Canada followed a series of constitutional challenges based on the equality provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. June 13, Dispatches. The AP Stylebook recommends the usage of the phrase marriage for gays and lesbians or the term gay marriage in space-limited headlines. The Northern Ireland Executive has stated that it does not intend to introduce legislation allowing for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. A same-sex marriage bill passed the House of Representatives and the Senate intaking effect on 1 April
The couple, an Australian woman and her French spouse, had married in France inbut were denied residency in Bulgaria a year later when they attempted to move there.
But the "marriage equality" claim is not borne out by the decisions of the highest human rights authorities in the international order. On 17 Octobera married same-sex couple filed an action of unconstitutionality seeking to recognise same-sex marriages performed abroad. And even where these restrictive laws are not actually enforced, their very existence reinforces prejudice against LGBTI people, leaving them feeling like they have no protection against harassment, blackmail and violence.
Same-sex marriage became legal in Norway on 1 January when a gender-neutral marriage bill was enacted after being passed by the Norwegian legislature, the Stortingin June