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Can we turn the greek letter into an asterisk instead..? Prcc27 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 22:11, 30 June 2014

Semi-protected edit request on 13 August 2015[edit]

There is no reliable source that can confirm the existence of civil unions in the state of Mérida, Venezuela. There is no recognition of same-sex couples in this country. Can you delete it, please? TitoBRPA (talk) 19:05, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

There's a source here ("In the state of Merida we currently have civil unions"). And here ("In Venezuela, only the state of Mérida recognizes same‐sex civil unions"). Stickee (talk) 22:56, 13 August 2015 (UTC)


@Textorus: Hey, when I removed Malta from the template a user shared this link to justify Malta being in the recognition column. Does that source suffice? Prcc27 (talk) 06:09, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Prcc27:. My first question would be, is KaleidoScot a reliable source, with fact-checkers and a reputation to uphold? Or just a part-time college student with a groovy-looking LGBT blog? One short sentence in an interview does not establish the fact of a law. If you care about this point, and it is true, then you ought to be able easily to find an official Maltese Government source that says, yes we *do* recognize foreign SSM's. Textorus (talk) 06:27, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 September 2015[edit]

Same sex marriage is recognized in Malta when married overseas Renard98 (talk) 07:23, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 08:37, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
If you look at [[1]] this the marriage act of Malta makes no distinction in validity of a marriage based on gender. It also states that marriages which do not come in conflict with any of the listed limitations are recognized as such. There is no evidence that Malta does not recognize foreign same-sex marriages as marriages. That source I provided a while back says nothing contrary to the laws of Malta. Chase1493 (talk) 16:20, 14 September 2015 (UTC)


Same-sex marriage in Greenland is legal, a law providing for same-sex marriage is yet in effect since 1 October.

Change in the Danish law is required in order to implement legalization. It was not done yet. See [2]. Ron 1987 (talk) 08:49, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
First off, I didn't make the change; just clarifying that. I've been watching the bill as well. What I can't seem to understand is that the full text states that the act goes into effect on October 1, even though the Danish parliament hasn't finished passing it. So legally speaking, there cannot be marriages, but the act even states that marriages were supposed to available from the effective date. I also noticed some other provisions were going into effect 1 January 2016, but I'm assuming that that has to deal more with technicalities than anything else. What do you think is causing the delay here, Ron? Chase1493 (talk) 01:41, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
The delay was caused by the elections, which took place in June, three months earlier than initially expected. The parliament had a break in September, if I remember correctly... If the parliament will not change the effective date, then the law will take effect retroactively as of October 1. Ron 1987 (talk) 08:29, 3 October 2015 (UTC)


What constitutes "now in effect"? The Marriage Bill is now the Marriage Act (signed into law as of 29 Oct. 2015), I would've thought that would remove the asterisk. Or do we wait fir the Minister to issue the first commencement order for same-sex couples already in a civil partnership, who can make use of a 5 day fast track provision. Jono52795 (talk) 01:00, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean here, the asterisk is gone...Naraht (talk) 15:18, 20 November 2015 (UTC)