First State Gay Marriage
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.S state of Massachusetts since May 17, 2004, as a result of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruling in Goodridge v.
This web document gives users a comprehensive overview of same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. The information includes up to date information as new legislation is passed as well as history on the topics.
Nov 07, 2012 · For the first time, same-sex marriage was approved by popular vote, when Maryland and Maine passed ballot referendums on Election Day.
Updated, May 14, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Tuesday that legalizes gay marriage, making the state the 12th to do so.
Dec 07, 2017 · On Dec. 7, 2017, the Australian Parliament passed legislation allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally wed. Passage came just three weeks after Australians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, by a 62% to 38% margin, in a non-binding, nationwide referendum. Along with New Zealand
I put the question to Mary Bonauto, who argued Obergefell before the Supreme Court in April. A Boston-based staff lawyer for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, Bonauto won the Massachusetts case that made the state the first to allow gay …
Same-sex marriage in the United States was initially established on a state-by-state basis, expanding from 1 state in 2004 to 36 states in 2015, when, on June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was established in all 50 states as a result of the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States in the landmark civil rights case of Obergefell v.
Should gay marriage be legal? On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states.
In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled all state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry nationwide. This timeline highlights the changes in state policies leading up to that ruling, starting in 1995 – when Utah became the first state to enact a Defense
The lead plaintiffs in the case that first legalized same-sex marriage reflect on how much the movement has grown and affected their lives.