Marriage Bill". The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in October that Minnesota's laws prohibiting marriages between same-sex partners did not violate the federal constitution. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated.
John Baldacci signs a bill less than an hour after the state legislature approves it. February 20, - Sandoval County, New Mexico issues 26 same-sex marriage licenses, but they are nullified by the state attorney general the same day.
June 25, - An appeals court strikes down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. Get the latest breaking news delivered straight to your inbox. Both courts lifted their stays on October 7,and Suthers ordered all county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Schwarzenegger ruled that California's Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. Both sides believe the case won't be settled until the Supreme Court decides to hear it or one like it. District Court for Indiana.
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New Jersey began issuing same-sex marriage licenses on October 21,following a September 27 state superior court decision that found an equal protection right of same-sex couples to marry. Weidrich said he had received dozens of calls, texts and e-mails in the first hour after the Supreme Court ruling and people were starting to drop by the Hudson Avenue headquarters of the year-old organization to mark the historic ruling.
Photo: AP. November 3, On the issue of child-rearing, the majority wrote: "Despite the advances of science, it remains true that the vast majority of children are born as a result of a sexual relationship between a man and a woman.
Lahtinen explained in his opinion, was the standard of judicial review to be used in the case. It resulted in the prompt legalization of same-sex marriage in several states with cases at issue:. Reply to this article Reply. Retrieved February 2, Retrieved May 17,