In the late s, activists debated whether marriage rights should be at the forefront of the broader campaign for LGBT equality. June 25, Marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman. Supreme Court puts gay marriage in Utah on hold".
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Retrieved November 7, Some began doing so based on their reading of Tenth Circuit precedent, others a few weeks later on the basis on a ruling against Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage issued on November 4,by U.
August 1, - Laws in Rhode Island and Minnesota to legalize same-sex marriage go into effect at midnight. The issue of marriage had enough appeal within the gay and lesbian community that in Aprilas part of the demonstrations surrounding the gay rights march in Washington, D.
Constitution banning same-sex marriage nationwide, is introduced in the U.
The Fox sitcom Roc was the first sitcom to feature a same-sex marriage in US House of Representatives. Maryland Court of Appeals upholds Maryland's recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages. Retrieved March 8, May 31, Constitutional Amendment 2. Retrieved 20 November Archived from the original on 12 May
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger twice vetoed legislation that would have made same-sex marriage legal there, in September  and October District Judge Robert L. Since that decision, with only a few exceptions, U. On July 8, , Judge Joseph Tauro of the District Court of Massachusetts held that the denial of federal rights and benefits to lawfully married Massachusetts same-sex couples is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.