Referendum 74 in Washington state had asked voters to either approve or reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage that legislators passed earlier this year. On the other hand, the state bars discrimination on grounds of familial or marital status, so if a pizzeria refuses to send a pie to gay couple's table because they're married, it could end up in court.
Views Read Edit View history. Downing issued an opinion in Andersen v. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a same sex marriage licenses in washington state in Lansing that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, which now joins several other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.
Nelson saw the Supreme Court of the United States decline to become involved.
Hodgeswhich overturned all laws prohibiting same-sex marriage on a federal level. Mark Thompson is openly gay. In Washington, some Republican lawmakers said steps could be needed to ensure that religious-based institutions, including schools, wouldn't be forced to violate their beliefs.
Marriage recognized in Tel Aviv. The state, in turn, argued that it had a compelling interest in preventing same-sex marriage, as that practice would inherently damage the public good. To qualify for these rights, couples had to register with the Office of the Secretary of State. State that the state's marriage laws violated the equal protection of privileges and immunities clause of the State Constitution.
Same-sex marriage is legal in the U. He knew at age 10 that he was gay but said he didn't have the words for it. Just last week, Jay Kaplan with the ACLU of Michigan warned of legislation passed in both chambers in Lansing that limits local rules on employment practices and pay, saying that despite a provision allowing local governments to keep policies against employment discrimination, another section of the measure could contradict that.
February 22, But, as Chief Justice John Roberts asked, would a religious college be required to house same-sex couples?