Retrieved October 24, We are fortunate enough to live in a country that now accepts same-sex marriage in every state. Democrats press Republicans to 'vote their conscience' on gay marriage". Public Religion Research Institute. Supreme Court strikes down same sex marriage legalized in nj in Geelong Defense of Marriage Act, granting gay married couples the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
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A UPS spokesman claimed that language in its collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters union prevented it from extending benefits to same-sex partners. The elderly, blacks, Asians, people without a college education, and those who do not know any gay men or lesbians were most opposed.
No actual cases to date. The Record Bergen County. The development in Massachusetts came as a shock to many.
February 21, Country subject to an international court ruling to recognize same-sex marriage. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling regarding the legalisation of same-sex marriage in countries that have ratified the American Convention on Human Rights applies to Ecuador.
In the Dutch Caribbean special municipalities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Sabamarriage is open to same-sex couples. In Septembertwo civil court judges married two same-sex couples. Same-sex weddings after Supreme Court rulings — Stefanie Berks, center, and Daisy Boyd, right, view their marriage certificate with a friend after their ceremony in the east chapel at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau on June
The law provides  for the creation of a Civil Unions Review Commission that will evaluate the law's effectiveness and any problems resulting therefrom, and will report every six months for three years following enactment to assess the impact of the law.
Supreme Court's June decision in United States v. June 29, A half-dozen same-sex couples file a suit demanding the partnerships be recognized not as civil unions, but as marriages. Archived from the original on April 26,