In , the congress of the northern state of Coahuila approved same-sex marriage, and in , neighboring Chihuahua followed suit. Chad Biggs, left, and Chris Creech say their wedding vows at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 10, , after a federal judge ruled that same-sex marriage can begin in the state. Afrobarometer found that majorities in three countries in addition to South Africa—Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Namibia—are tolerant of homosexuality. Florida began allowing same-sex marriages after a federal judge struck down the state's ban. In Africa, only South Africa allows gays and lesbians to wed, which became legal in William Roletter, left, and Paul Rowe get close after having their photo taken with their marriage certificate May 21, , at Philadelphia City Hall. The long-dominant Christian Democratic Party, traditionally allied with the Catholic Church, was out of power when the parliament passed the measure. This is an update of a post originally published on June 4, Since the beginning of , several anti-gay marriage protests with occasionally volatile crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have taken place in Paris and elsewhere. There is little information on public attitudes toward homosexuality in South and Central Asia. While in Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular referendum, lawmakers in Northern Ireland have defeated bills to legalize same-sex marriage five times. ILGA found 35 percent of Indians and 30 percent of Pakistanis in thought same-sex marriage should be legal. A federal judge struck down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in Utah when it declined to hear the state's appeal of a lower court ruling. Same-sex unions, however, are still not recognized. Hungary and the Czech Republic, however, do recognize same-sex partnerships; in , a Budapest court ruled that same-sex marriages performed abroad must be recognized as partnerships.