Equality On Trial. The Atlantic. S District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled that same-sex couples in Cook Countywhich includes Illinois' largest city Chicagocould obtain marriage licenses immediately and need not wait until the law's June 1 effective date.
Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. Kansas and Texas were next inand saw seven more states passing Constitutional amendments against gay marriage. Retrieved August 26,
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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.
Supreme Court's recent action in United States v. Honduras Brazil Chile Peru. February 13, The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council announced on the parade's Twitter account that it had signed an "acceptance letter" that would clear the way for OutVets to participate.
Retrieved January 19, In the landmark case Obergefell v. On May 15, , the Supreme Court of California issued a decision that legalized same-sex marriage in California, holding that California's existing opposite-sex definition of marriage violated the constitutional rights of same-sex couples.
In August and September, the national political parties addressed same-sex marriage in their party platforms. Oklahoma that Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.