Retrieved December 10, Spokesman Review. By this decision, Newsweek headlined "U. A Pew Research Center poll in found that 57 percent of Americans opposed same-sex marriage and only 35 percent supported it. Retrieved February 5,
Retrieved January 20, Supreme Court issued a 5—4 decision in United States v. Deaneoverturning the trial court ruling for the plaintiffs in a 4—3 decision, and holding that the statutory ban on same-sex marriage did not violate the Maryland Constitution.
Snyder Michiganand Bourke v. October 26,
District Court for Indiana. Chicago Tribune. By this time, it was still outlawed in only 13 states, and more than 20 other countries had already legalized gay marriage, starting with the Netherlands in December, April 5-December 23, July 1, A law enabling same-sex couples to join together in domestic partnership takes effect in Maryland following passage in the Legislature.
Ballot Initiatives - Passed Referendum Question 6 Purpose of Ballot Measure: The entire purpose of this referendum was to assure lawmakers and the public that citizens had had the opportunity to vote on the issue of marriage equality. Since then, the highest federal court in the country has weighed-in on about a dozen other LGBTQ rights—related Thursday's ruling apparently invalidates those laws as well.
The Clarion-Ledger. Snyder that Michigan must recognize the validity of more than marriages of same-sex couples married the previous March in the time between a district court found the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed that ruling.
Neil Abercrombie signs same-sex marriage law.