The Baehr v. Lewin decision mobilized opponents of same-sex marriages, who feared that gay marriage would soon be legal in Hawaii. Yet some disagreed over whether
Dec 14, 2017 · JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s Constitutional Court on Thursday narrowly rejected a petition asking it to criminalize all sex outside marriage, in a blow to religious conservatives who have been gaining influence in the secular, Muslim-majority country. The court’s nine justices voted 5-4 to
North Carolina Amendment 1 (often referred to as simply Amendment 1) was a legislatively referred constitutional amendment in North Carolina that (until overruled in federal court) amended the North Carolina Constitution to prohibit the state from recognizing or performing same-sex marriages or civil unions.
Denying some people the option to marry is discriminatory and creates a second class of citizens. On July 25, 2014 Miami-mane County Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel ruled Florida’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and stated that the ban “serves only to hurt, to discriminate, to deprive same-sex couples and their families of equal dignity, to
May 28, 2013 · Carlos McKnight of Washington waves a flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay …
Jun 26, 2015 · DETROIT, MI — Gay couples can now legally marry in Michigan. Banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday, striking down the Michigan law passed by voters in 2004 that limited marriage to heterosexual couples. “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to
How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right. The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jun 27, 2015 · WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. “No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic
Constitutional amendment bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, and any marriage-like contract between unmarried persons
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.