Council and signed into law by the Mayor of the District of Columbia The bill became law on June 11, District of Columbia". Hodges Though the U. August 20, - The Supreme Court grants a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
May 15, - The California Supreme Court rules that the state's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. Supreme Court ruled in United States v.
Navajo Nation. The court also noted that when marriage became available in Massachusetts, Van Nostrand asked Gill whether he wanted to go there to get married and Gill said no. In the first place, Hardwick, in dealing only with "consensual homosexual sodomy," U.
Equality on Trial. You do not have to be a resident of the District of Columbia. See also In the Matter of Kevin S. In that footnote, Justice Stone indicated that "prejudice against discrete and insular minorities may be a special condition
Counsel, with whom John Payton, Corp. Carr, U. Based on the sources I have reviewed, however, most of which are cited in this opinion, I cannot say as the trial court has that the rational basis test applies as a matter of law, and I am skeptical, to say the least, about the likelihood of that test's surviving further inquiry.
The second reading was voted on December 15, where the measure was again passed by a vote of 11—2. Indeed, the common societal understanding of marriage, reflected in legal and ordinary dictionary definitions from the last century until today, presupposes a heterosexual union.