Marriage in the United States shall consist solely of the union of a man and a woman. Some 7, companies were offering spousal benefits to same-sex couples as of Charges were later dropped. The first sentence of H. The questions from the packed auditorium for the panel—a town hall organized by Freedom to Marry—ranged from the theoretical would the case be decided on equal-protection or due-process grounds?
February 8, Attorney General Opinion No.
Star-Ledger Editorial Board December 9, I accept the outcome. Polls show that frequency of worship service attendance is a factor in the opposition to gay marriage. Given the nature of the act in question, the enforcement rate of laws prohibiting sodomy will be very low.
Some tribes have passed legislation specifically addressing same-sex relationships and some specify that state law and jurisdiction govern tribal marriages.
Retrieved July 14, But in an instant, she made up her mind. Making others see and empathize with this fundamental normality, it turned out, was the key to convincing them that gays deserved to marry, too. Constitution, banning same-sex marriage. He wanted to know if that had been a turning point.
After three months, Dancel gave Baehr a diamond-and-ruby engagement ring to signify their commitment. According to the statistics, female couples were four times more likely to have children than male couples.
In California, where the state legislature legalized same sex marriage only to have the voters overturn that law by initiative Amendment 8 , a federal district court found Amendment 8 to violate federal equal protection principles and the state chose not to appeal.
Metro Weekly. The version of the Federal Marriage Amendment stated:   .