Iowa began performing same-sex marriages in June The case is being closely watched for more than its central argument that a state can ban same-sex marriage if its voters chose to pass such a constitutional amendment. Supreme Court declined to decide the California challenge to Proposition 8, ruling on technical grounds that it did not have jurisdiction.
Mayor Marcelo Ebrard is expected to sign the bill into law.
February 26, By Molly Hennessy-Fiske.
Walker's decision means the case will proceed to trial as scheduled in January, unless appeals delay it.
In February, the court answered, "segregating same-sex unions from opposite-sex unions cannot possibly be held rationally to advance or preserve" the governmental aim of encouraging "stable adult relationships for the good of the individual and of the community, especially its children.
The leftist-dominated legislature of this massive city of about 20 million people turned aside opposition from the influential Roman Catholic Church and ended lively debate to approve the measure by a vote.
When Jackie Yerby and a small band of devout Catholics go to the cathedral for Mass this Ash Wednesday, they will be sending an unmistakable message.
The arguments that have emerged so far — that same-sex marriage is bad for child-rearing and that it damages heterosexual unions — fall apart under the slightest scrutiny.
On May 15, , the California Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples should have the right to marry.
The Vermont General Assembly chose to preserve marriage as the "legally recognized union of one man dad son sex movie one woman," but at the same time create a parallel system of civil unions for same-sex couples that went beyond existing "domestic partnership" and "reciprocal beneficiaries.
The ruling by U.
Voters upheld the law and same-sex marriages began on Dec.
Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately signed the legislation.
Supreme Court has agreed to hear the four cases.
The whole Fancy Ball in a bright continuous flow, came whirling by.
November 4, Bob Drogin.
British same-sex marriages to begin Saturday.