This article contains a timeline of significant events regarding same-sex marriage and legal recognition of same-sex couples worldwide. It begins with the history of same-sex unions during ancient times, which consisted of unions ranging from informal and temporary relationships to highly ritualized unions, and continues to modern-day state-recognized same-sex marriage. Events concerning same-sex marriages becoming legal in a country or in a country's state are listed in bold. Various types of same-sex marriages have existed,  ranging from informal, unsanctioned relationships to highly ritualized unions.
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Laura has over 20 years of experience in human resources and has served as the HR director in Fortune companies. This article is part of a larger series on Employee Benefits. Although FMLA only requires employers to offer unpaid leave, some also choose to offer paid maternity leave. This article covers both federal and state maternity leave laws and provides templates for both unpaid maternity leave and paid maternity leave policies. Note: This article provides general information only.