He puts the ruling on hold until November 11, to give the state time to file an appeal. Wright Allen strikes down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. The case was to be heard on May 27 but ended when the federal government legalized same-sex marriage. HQ Archived from the original on February 7, Policy Options.
The Legislature complied with that decision by enacting a civil union act in December
The law will go into effect on June 1, While marriage itself falls under federal jurisdiction in Canada, the provinces regulate the solemnization of marriage the formal ceremony that is either civil or religious and grant marriage licenses. British Columbia. Forum Research. January 27, - Federal Judge Callie Granade rules to strike down the same-sex marriage ban in a second case involving an unmarried same-sex couple in Alabama but stays her ruling for 14 days.
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December 12, The September vote was extremely divisive, however. Retrieved May 14, The Senate passed Bill C on third reading by a margin of 47 to 21 on July 19,
Download as PDF Printable version. October 5, - A Louisiana judge throws out an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage because the ban also includes civil unions. Graff, Ariel Y.