March 18, It highlights resources available through the library and also offers a list of current civil rights organizations. Couples — Population Reference Bureau". Just as with the Hawaii decision, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts provoked a reaction from opponents that resulted in further legal restrictions being written into state statutes and constitutions.
Retrieved November 21, City offers legislation granting domestic partnership. InEquality Arizonawhich opposes such a " separate-but-equal " status, announced it was considering other ways to respond to the passage of Arizona Proposition July 5, District Judge John W.
Arizona began providing benefits to same-sex partners of state employees in McLaughlin to attempt to rebut the presumption.
The Washington Post. At the Perry v. I am proud that we have made it happen, and I look forward to the first same sex wedding by next summer. District of Columbia. The legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage in the United States are determined by the nation's federal system of government, in which the status of a person, including marital status, is determined in large measure by the individual states.
Marriages and divorces are recorded by states, counties, and territories, plus New York City and the District of Columbia, but not by the Federal Government. On June 4, , the Bisbee City Council approved an ordinance legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples; it took effect 30 days later. As rulings around the country have toppled laws banning same-sex couples from marrying, Arizona's law appeared doomed.
It highlights resources available through the library and also offers a list of current civil rights organizations.