One Democratic leader in the House said: "I'll vote to override. Constitution's "fundamental constitutional guarantee of 'equal protection of the laws. The forms still bore the words "husband" and "wife," which officials said will be changed in coming weeks.
Now it's not going to be a question if I'm Kelly's wife or if I'm Ruby's mother. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. The decision also said religious and free speech protections in the Constitution protect opponents' rights to not condone same-sex unions.
County clerks have said they will wait for directive from Kentucky's governor before issuing marriage licenses, therefore it might be best to call first. Degree of recognition unknown. February 7, This legal status was also made available under certain circumstances to different-sex couples.
Degree of recognition unknown. Archived from the original PDF on October 20, Council and signed into law by the Mayor of the District of Columbia The bill became law on June 11,
It has to do with U. The Supreme Court said that the right to marry is fundamental — and Kennedy wrote that under the 14th Amendment's protections, "couples of the same-sex may not be deprived of that right and that liberty. The Washington Supreme Court consolidated the two cases, Andersen v.
Same-sex unions in the United States.
The case, which the Supreme Court will hear on April 28, , will determine whether it is constitutional for a state to refuse to recognize a same-sex marriage license issued in another state. Texas , which struck down laws making gay sex a crime. The majority and dissenting opinions took differing views about whether the decision would harm religious liberty.
That was a sentiment shared by many: Somehow, Friday's ruling managed to be both expected and a surprise at once. All Cabinets of the executive branch have been directed to immediately alter any policies necessary to implement the decision from the Supreme Court.