Amy Klein-Matheny, left, and her wife, Jennifer, exchange vows in Iowa after same-sex couples were allowed to marry there with an April 3,court ruling. Really disappointed with this thread. February March 11, - Nearly 4, same-sex couples get marriage licenses in San Francisco, but the California Supreme Court eventually orders San Francisco to stop issuing marriage licenses.
The data in this analysis are from the Census of Population. February 8, - Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore instructs probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Quiz: See where you fit in the Political Typology. May 17, - Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, the first state in the United States to do so. Let the world determine what it will. We are not all born sinners. Heyburn II rules that Kentucky's denial of recognition for valid same-sex marriages violates the United States Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law.
Plaintiffs Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, center, walk with attorney Peggy Tomsic on December 4,after a judge heard arguments challenging Utah's same-sex marriage ban. The recent swing in public opinion — from a solid majority opposed to same-sex marriage to a plurality slightly in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to wed — also has been cause for optimism among gay-rights activists.
Lambda Legal. Retrieved May 13, InIsrael's High Court of Justice ruled to recognize foreign same-sex marriages for the limited purpose of registration with the Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration; however, this is merely for statistical purposes and grants no state-level rights.
Same-sex marriage banned where federal circuit court has found similar bans unconstitutional. Same-sex parents and carers and their children are likely to benefit in numerous ways from legal recognition of their families, and providing such recognition through marriage will bestow greater benefit than civil unions or domestic partnerships.
ACL and Marriage Alliance conferences being blockaded by the gay militia and many other examples too numerous for this space. By Elizabeth August 24, - pm An excellent response by Bean girl — thank you. He puts the ruling on hold until November 11, to give the state time to file an appeal.