Retrieved 26 February Archived from the original on 26 April The IRS recognizes same-sex married couples.
A federal district court in Massachusetts rules that the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Retrieved 13 March Notably, they found that most cultures expressed an ideal form of marriage and an ideal set of marriage partners, while also practicing flexibility in the application of those ideals.
Same-sex marriages begin again in California. Retrieved 22 March District Judge Terence Kern strikes down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban but blocks marriages while the state appeals.
Archived from the original on 14 May At the same time, however, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals becomes the first — and so far only — federal appeals court to uphold state gay marriage bans, a ruling that applies to Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Performed in the Netherlands proper, including the Caribbean Netherlands.
Passions of the Cut Sleeve. Washington state, Maine, and Maryland legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Weddings begin in Timeline Years List Category. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, making the Empire State the sixth in the nation to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. In June , Portugal became the eighth country to legalize same-sex marriage.