A DUP politician has admitted that the party does not have the power to block marriage equality in Northern Ireland, even if it wanted to.
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Voters are asked whether or not to add an article to the Irish constitution saying: "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex. 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. On April 28, , Colombia became the fourth country in Catholic-majority South America to legalize same-sex marriage, following Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Meanwhile, in a separate case, also being heard in Belfast High Court, two men who wed in England are seeking to have their marriage recognised in Northern Ireland.
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In April , the Swedish parliament voted by an overwhelming majority to legalize same-sex marriage. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions.