The history of same-sex marriage in the United States dates from the early s, when the first lawsuits seeking legal recognition of same-sex relationships brought the question of civil marriage rights and benefits for same-sex couples to public attention, though they proved unsuccessful.
December 29, Retrieved September 24, On January 6,Alabama's Chief Justice, Roy Mooreissued a ruling forbidding state officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage banned.
July 18, Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands. On March 10,the State Senate, by a vote, approved a bill prohibiting civil unions or similar arrangements between members of the same sex, including arrangements created by private contract.
So, what now? Swearing On The Telephone. Retrieved February 16, Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. Legal status of same-sex unions.
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October 15, Supreme Court agreed to hear appeals from that circuit's decision. Retrieved July 15, 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.