Five years later, in Januarythe Belgian parliament legalized same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian couples the same tax and inheritance rights as heterosexual couples. Michael E. In response, Kentucky reformed its marriage license forms and removed the name of the county clerk from the licenses.
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They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. Inthe congress of the northern state of Coahuila approved same-sex marriage, and inneighboring Chihuahua followed suit. Scalia stated that the Court's decision effectively robs the people of "the freedom to govern themselves", noting that a rigorous debate on same-sex marriage had been taking place and that, by deciding the issue nationwide, the democratic process had been unduly halted.
Virgin Islands. A daughter was born on February 1,and adopted by DeBoer in April The Court rejected respondent states' framing of the issue as whether there were a "right to same-sex marriage,"  insisting its precedents "inquired about the right to marry in its comprehensive sense, asking if there was a sufficient justification for excluding the relevant class from the right.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in Goodridge v. This interpretation shall apply to all sources of law, including statutes, administrative rules, court decisions, common law, or any other source of law. When necessary to implement the rights and responsibilities of spouses under the law, all gender-specific language or terms shall be construed in a gender-neutral manner in all such sources of law.
A marriage that is otherwise valid shall be valid regardless of whether the parties to the marriage are of the same or different sex. Statute bans same-sex marriage, recognition of out of state same-sex marriages, and domestic unions that give the same or substantially equivalent legal effect of marriage.
A measure legalizing same-sex marriage passed the Icelandic legislature in June Sep 2, Those cases came from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.