Accessed August 31, The one-sentence code section explicitly defined the union of a man and a woman as the only valid or recognizable form of marriage in the State of California. David Gant, but the state later said their license was invalid. American Insights. On the same day, voters in Arkansas handily defeated a proposal to allow the drug even for medicinal purposes.
Andrew Cuomo has introduced legislation that would make abortions easier for women in his state to obtain. State Sen.
But opponents say the bill is discriminatory and unconstitutional. Share Tweet Email. President Dem Rep Dem Dem Rep U. Some felt that business's employee recruitment and retention would be hurt if the most talented prospects did not feel that North Carolina was progressive or representative of their beliefs.
Similarly, if all employees of a register of deeds office recuse themselves, the elected register must issue marriage licenses. The U.
Cogburn, Jr. Feinstein's bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act, would 'uphold the principle that the federal government should not deny gay and lesbian couples' the same rights as others, according to Carney. Cities and counties in the United States offering a domestic partnership registry.
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Bill Ritter signs the Designated Beneficiary Agreement Act, which extends inheritance, hospital visitation and other rights to gay couples. In a rare constitutional convention, the Massachusetts Legislature defeats a constitutional amendment, to 94, that would have defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
When the law takes effect Aug.