ABA Journal. USA Today. Democrats had no problem reacting, jumping fast on Twitter to express their universal elation. Governor Mary Fallin sharply criticized the Supreme Court's action, but announced that the state would comply and begin licensing and recognizing same-sex marriages.
The decision affirmed growing public support in the U. Texas-sized battle over same-sex marriage. He added: "Your leadership on this has changed the country. ABA Journal. In the first argument, on sexual-orientation discrimination, Justice Samuel A. Retrieved October 7, Retrieved November 2,
Retrieved 23 August Order by newest oldest recommendations. Archived from the original on 4 September Liberal Senator Dean Smithwho drafted a same-sex marriage bill in Augustargued his bill struck a "fair balance" in protecting the rights of same-sex couples and the religious freedoms of celebrants.
De facto relationships often face an onerous burden of proof before rights that are automatically granted to married couples can be accessed. Archived from the original on 11 April This text should not be dismissed as a grab-bag of grievances from other progressives or disadvantaged minorities without connection to the marriage campaign, but rather an attempt to situate that one fight within the broader sweep of the project of equality and human rights in Australia.
William Roletter, left, and Paul Rowe get close after having their photo taken with their marriage certificate May 21, , at Philadelphia City Hall. AP News. Cowan, No. The American Presidency Project.