Despite these Supreme Court rulings, a debate continues in the United States between advocates of legal equality and individuals and institutions that object to same-sex marriages on the basis of religious belief. See also. The Costa Rican Government asked the Court to give its opinion on whether it had an obligation to extend property rights to same-sex couples, and the Court ruled that it did.
Canada appealed the decision, requesting that the decision take effect immediately instead of after a delay.
In the first edition of his book in defense of same-sex marriage, Virtually Normal , homosexual commentator Andrew Sullivan wrote: "There is more likely to be greater understanding of the need for extramarital outlets between two men than between a man and a woman. Israel does not recognize civil marriages performed under its own jurisdiction.
Territorial Justice Minister Charles Dent had previously said that the government would not contest such a lawsuit.