The June decision of the U. Retrieved September 23, Evil Luke Russell. According to a General Accounting Office study, at least 1, U. Nelson saw the Supreme Court of the United States decline to become involved. June 7, It purports to relieve a state of its reciprocal obligation to honor the laws of other states as required by the Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause.
In states that recognized same-sex marriages, same-sex couples could continue to receive those same benefits only if they married. Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom 7. Pacific Daily News. Retrieved January 5, On July 8,Judge Joseph Tauro of the District Court of Massachusetts held that the denial of federal rights and benefits to lawfully married Massachusetts same-sex couples is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.
The Needs of Adults 6. In Novemberthe Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that excluding same-sex couples from the benefits of civil marriage violated the state constitution, and in February that court further held that a "civil union" law would not be sufficient, and on May 17, Massachusetts became the first state in the United States where same-sex marriage per se is legal.
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