Video: Cheerios releases well-received ad featuring white same-sex couple with black child by Contributors. Doha Madani. In a statement Sunday, the president of Hallmark Cards, Mike Perry, said Hallmark's parent company, Crown Media Family Networks, had been "agonizing" over its decision to remove the ad and the "hurt it has unintentionally caused.
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Court overturns lower court's decision that favored same-sex marriage benefits, ordering the issue back to trial. All legal Brazilian marriages were always recognized all over Brazil. Same-sex marriage gains 1st recognition in Asia Taiwan's top court rules law banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional, making Chinese island unique in all of Asia May 24, Support for same-sex marriage is weaker in Eastern Europe.
The Protestant denominations are more divided, but most evangelical Protestants and various other Protestant denominations, such as Seventh-day Adventiststake official positions opposing same-sex marriage. Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia.
South Africa became the fifth country, the first in Africa, and the second outside Europe, to legalize same-sex marriage. The ruling came less than two decades after President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act DOMAwhich defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, thereby denying same-sex couples federal marriage benefits, such as access to health care, social security, and tax benefits, as well as green cards for immigrant spouses of U.
Article 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights states that: "Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and to found a family, according to the national laws governing the exercise of this right",  not limiting marriage to those in a heterosexual relationship.
More than half of these are in Western Europe. Existing registered partnerships between same-sex couples remained in force with an option to convert them into marriages. Retrieved 25 February On 3 Junethe Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation released a "jurisprudential thesis" which deems the state-laws defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unconstitutional.
President Rodrigo Duterte supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage, but feels that such a law may not pass in Congress yet as many are still influenced heavily by colonial-era Christian ideals.
Zola has run ads featuring same-sex couples on the Hallmark channel previously, he said, without hiccups. Zola had submitted six ads, with four including a lesbian couple. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: " Isn't it almost ?