Notice that nobody is telling anyone whom he or she can or cannot love. Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner. Federal benefits for same-sex partnersThe Office of Personnel Management provides benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of federal employees and annuitants. The section on family law covers marriage of same-sex couples, adoption, custody and visitation, domestic violence, and other legal protections for same-sex couples. In NovemberMonroe County announced that it would not pursue any further appeals of the Appellate Division's decision.
In a speech to the Log Cabin Republicans inshe said:
American politicians' support of gay marriage: an evolutionary history
February 1, - The Washington Senate passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, by a vote of On November 13,Hawaii Gov. July 6, - The New York Court of Appeals rules that a state law banning same-sex marriage is legal, and the Georgia Supreme Court upholds the state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. May 17, - Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, the first state in the United States to do so. On February 21,an Illinois federal judge rules that other same-sex couples in Cook County can marry immediately.
For instance, nothing prevents interracial couples from fulfilling the basic essence of marriage — a public, lifelong relationship ordered toward procreation. Retrieved October 23, Amy Klein-Matheny, left, and her wife, Jennifer, exchange vows in Iowa after same-sex couples were allowed to marry there with an April 3,court ruling. July 9, - A state judge in Colorado strikes down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage. Contrary to the APA, Regnerus found that for a majority of outcomes, children raised by parents with same-sex relationships drastically underperformed children raised in a household with married, biological parents. March 30, - The highest court in Massachusetts rules that same-sex couples who live in other states cannot get married in Massachusetts unless same-sex marriage is legal in their home states. The cases were all rolled into one and heard by the Court of Appealsthe state's highest court, on May 31,