December 2, The Independent. A study of nationwide data from January to December revealed that the establishment of same-sex marriage is associated with a significant reduction in the rate of attempted suicide among children, with the effect being concentrated among children of a minority sexual orientation, resulting in approximatelyfewer children attempting suicide each year in the United States. Houghton Miffin Company. Christianity and homosexualityList of Christian denominational positions on homosexualityand The Bible and homosexuality. January 1, 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.
Some 7, companies were offering spousal benefits to same-sex couples as of [update].
Archived from the original on 16 October May 5, In Saudi Arabia, the maximum punishment for homosexuality is public execution, but the government will use other punishments — e. In some countries, Ms.
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