Retrieved April 14, HodgesU. Cities and counties in the United States offering a domestic partnership registry. Many judges of the state's district courts issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Retrieved September 2, Hodgesin which he said he's personally for "traditional marriage" and that he believed same-sex marriage should be left to the states.
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History of same-sex marriage in the United States
Windsor striking down the law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage gave significant impetus to the progress of lawsuits that challenged state bans on same-sex marriage in federal court. February 7, - A three-judge panel with the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules that Proposition 8, the voter-approved same-sex marriage ban, violates the constitution. The New Jersey Supreme Court denied the state's request to prevent same-sex marriages temporarily, clearing the way for same-sex couples to marry. Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states. July 1, — June 26, Mississippi had once banned same-sex couples from adopting, but the law requiring this was ruled unconstitutional by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on March 31, Based in part on research that has been conducted on the adverse effects of stigmatization of gays and lesbians, numerous prominent social science organizations have issued position statements supporting same-sex marriage and opposing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; these organizations include the American Psychoanalytic Association and the American Psychological Association.
Retrieved October 10, The judges have five business days to respond to the order. May 17, - Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, the first state in the United States to do so. June 6, - A Wisconsin federal judge strikes down the state's same-sex marriage ban. What you need to know about paying taxes as a freelancer.