New Scientist. Retrieved December 19, Legal status of same-sex unions. February 1, October 21, Long before legislators in the Vermont Statehouse grappled with civil unions or same-sex marriage, two women in Weybridge lived together as a married couple for 44 years.
Notes Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Colorado. Retrieved July 2,
Perry v. In states that recognized same-sex marriages, same-sex couples could continue to receive those same benefits only if they married. Retrieved May 23,
Schwarzenegger , finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Miike that suggested the possibility that the state's prohibition might be unconstitutional. It also decides the Prop 8 defenders lack standing, clearing the way for same-sex unions to be legalized in California.