Supreme Court. Orlando Sentinel. He enjoined the state from refusing to issue marriage licenses to otherwise-qualified same-sex couples. This leads to California voters approving a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Search this Guide Search. Lewin in his official capacity, seeking to force the state to issue them marriage licenses. Voters in Arizona reject a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, marking the first time such a measure has been rejected by voters.
The decision applies only to Miami-Dade County, and same-sex couples marry immediately. Common-law marriage. He found Florida violated the plaintiffs rights under both the due process clause and the equal protection clause. A federal district court in Massachusetts rules that the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Washington state, Maine, and Maryland legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. Senate seat from Alabama, was suspended from his judicial duties in September over his gay marriage order.
Strategic Vision. District Court Judge Alan Kay rejected the plaintiffs' claims and granted defendants' motion for summary judgment , upholding Hawaii's ban on same-sex marriage. On February 19, , Hawaii District Court Judge Susan Mollway found that the plaintiff lacked standing because he failed to show he suffered any injury as a result of the Marriage Equality Act.
In , Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act, banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage. Jared Polis, who in became the first openly gay man elected governor in the U. Lewin in his official capacity, seeking to force the state to issue them marriage licenses.