Same-sex relationship

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A same-sex relationship is a relationship between people of the same sex and can take many forms, from romantic and sexual, to non-romantic homosocially-close relationships.wikipedia
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Homosociality

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A same-sex relationship is a relationship between people of the same sex and can take many forms, from romantic and sexual, to non-romantic homosocially-close relationships.
In sociology, homosociality means same-sex relationships that are not of a romantic or sexual nature, such as friendship, mentorship, or others.

Marriage

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Same-sex marriage refers to the institutionalized recognition of such relationships in the form of a marriage; civil unions may exist in countries where same-sex marriage does not.
Ancient Greek same-sex relationships were like modern companionate marriages, unlike their different-sex marriages in which the spouses had few emotional ties, and the husband had freedom to engage in outside sexual liaisons.

Civil union

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Same-sex marriage refers to the institutionalized recognition of such relationships in the form of a marriage; civil unions may exist in countries where same-sex marriage does not.
Brazil's Supreme Court has voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing same-sex couples the same legal rights as married couples, following pointed recognition of such relationships that dates as far back as 2004.

LGBT adoption

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Policy also varies regarding the adoption of children by same-sex couples. LGBT parenting in general, and adoption by LGBT couples may be controversial in some countries.
This may be in the form of a joint adoption by a same-sex couple, adoption by one partner of a same-sex couple of the other's biological child (step-child adoption), or adoption by a single LGBT+ person.

Same-sex marriage in Brazil

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Government recognition of same-sex marriage is available in twenty-six countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay) and several sub-national jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to marry.
Same-sex unions had already been legally recognized since 2004.

Obergefell v. Hodges

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Though more than 30 states have constitutional restrictions on marriage, all states must recognize same-sex marriages following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015), is a landmark civil rights case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom

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Government recognition of same-sex marriage is available in twenty-six countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay) and several sub-national jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to marry.
In 1971, the Nullity of Marriage Act was passed, explicitly banning marriages between same-sex couples in England and Wales.

LGBT parenting

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LGBT parenting in general, and adoption by LGBT couples may be controversial in some countries.
This includes: children raised by same-sex couples (same-sex parenting), children raised by single LGBT parents, and children raised by an opposite-sex couple where at least one partner is LGBT.

LGBT themes in video games

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Same-sex relationships in video games were first made available as an option to players in the 1998 game Fallout 2.
Same-sex relationships as an option available to players in video games were first portrayed in the role-playing genre.

LGBT rights in the United States

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The movie's success was considered a milestone in the public acceptance of the American gay rights movement.
He supported civil unions that would carry equal legal standing to that of marriage for same-sex couples, but believed that decisions about the title of marriage should be left to the states.

Homosexuality

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People in a same-sex relationship may identify as homosexual, bisexual, or even occasionally heterosexual.
Same-sex relationships were a social institution variously constructed over time and from one city to another.

Non-penetrative sex

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Sex between males can include mutual masturbation, frot, intercrural sex, oral sex and anal sex.
Same-sex couples may also engage in non-penetrative sex to preserve virginity, with gay males using it as an alternative to anal penetration.

Recognition of same-sex unions in Chile

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Other countries, including the majority of European nations, Chile, and Ecuador, have enacted laws allowing civil unions or domestic partnerships, designed to give gay couples similar rights as married couples concerning legal issues such as inheritance and immigration.
An April 2009 poll concluded that only 33.2% of Chileans were in favor of allowing same-sex couples to be married, with 65.2% opposed.

Human sexual activity

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Individuals may or may not express their sexual orientation in their behaviors.
Many locales have laws that limit or prohibit same-sex sexual activity.

Women who have sex with women

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Women who have sex with women (WSW) is a term used to identify women who have sex with other women, but may or may not self-identify as lesbian or bisexual.

Romance (love)

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A same-sex relationship is a relationship between people of the same sex and can take many forms, from romantic and sexual, to non-romantic homosocially-close relationships.

Human sexuality

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A same-sex relationship is a relationship between people of the same sex and can take many forms, from romantic and sexual, to non-romantic homosocially-close relationships.

Lesbian

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The term is primarily associated with gay and lesbian relationships.

Sexual orientation

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The term same-sex relationship is not strictly related to the sexual orientation of the participants.

Activism

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As people of any orientation may participate in same-sex relationships (particularly depending on the legal, social and scientific definition of sex), some activists argue that referring to a same-sex relationship as a "gay relationship" or a "lesbian relationship" is a form of bisexual erasure.

Bisexual erasure

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As people of any orientation may participate in same-sex relationships (particularly depending on the legal, social and scientific definition of sex), some activists argue that referring to a same-sex relationship as a "gay relationship" or a "lesbian relationship" is a form of bisexual erasure.

Socrates

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The lives of many historical figures, including Socrates, Alexander the Great, Lord Byron, Edward II, Hadrian, Julius Caesar, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, Vita Sackville-West, Alfonsina Storni and Christopher Marlowe are believed to have included love and sexual relationships with people of their own sex.

Alexander the Great

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The lives of many historical figures, including Socrates, Alexander the Great, Lord Byron, Edward II, Hadrian, Julius Caesar, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, Vita Sackville-West, Alfonsina Storni and Christopher Marlowe are believed to have included love and sexual relationships with people of their own sex.

Lord Byron

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The lives of many historical figures, including Socrates, Alexander the Great, Lord Byron, Edward II, Hadrian, Julius Caesar, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, Vita Sackville-West, Alfonsina Storni and Christopher Marlowe are believed to have included love and sexual relationships with people of their own sex.

Edward II of England

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The lives of many historical figures, including Socrates, Alexander the Great, Lord Byron, Edward II, Hadrian, Julius Caesar, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, Vita Sackville-West, Alfonsina Storni and Christopher Marlowe are believed to have included love and sexual relationships with people of their own sex.