April 3, - The Iowa Supreme Court strikes down a state law banning same-sex marriage. Recognition of foreign marriage for parental rights Same sex couples can live together, but no legal obligation for them Offer "partnership certificates", which provide some tools such as hospital visitation rights but do not offer any legal recognition Limited to spouses of foreign diplomatic officials.
According to the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers, clerks in all other counties are not bound by U. Within days, Wisconsin Attorney General J. In this case, a U. The Supreme Court declared that there's no good reason to delay the freedom to marry.
January 20, - A Maryland judge rules the state's law defining marriage is unconstitutional.
In contrast, a civil rights view holds that the institution can be validly created through the ruling of an impartial judiciary carefully examining the questioning and finding that the right to marry regardless of the gender of the participants is guaranteed under the civil rights laws of the jurisdiction.
December 3, - A state court ruling makes Hawaii the first state to recognize that gay and lesbian couples are entitled to the same privileges as heterosexual married couples. Photos: Same-sex marriage in the U. May 6, - New Hampshire lawmakers pass a same-sex marriage bill.
On August 4,Broward County Circuit Judge Dale Cohen ruled that Florida's denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples and refusal to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions was unconstitutional.
August 20, - The Supreme Court grants a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Retrieved September 28,
Judge Garcia began his decision by holding, like other state and federal courts have previously held, that the Baker decision did not prevent the court from examining whether the FMPA and the two Florida statutes were constitutional. The panel stays the ruling, pending appeal from the state.
On May 2, , Rhode Island Gov. Views Read Edit View history. Olin Burkhart, left, and Carl Burkhart kiss on the steps of the New Hampshire Capitol on January 1, , after the state's law allowing same-sex marriage went into effect.