July 18, Kerry was one of 14 senators to vote against the law — a fact that is sure to be raised in the campaign, should he get the nomination. Story continues below advertisement. The state argued that there was "nothing unusual" in enforcing policies that encourage "responsible procreation" and the "optimal mode of child-rearing".
Legal status of same-sex unions. Updated January 7, pm. Bush said, 38 states have so far passed laws similar to the federal statute.
Shelby of the U. Retrieved December 24, Cache County closed its clerk's office altogether "to sort out the legal issues and confusion created in the wake of Judge Shelbys decision"  and began issuing licenses to same-sex couples the next day. LGBT portal.
Inthe Utah House of Representatives passed H. The Utah decision comes after a string of more than a dozen victories for advocates of gay marriage, including one in Indiana on Wednesday.
Schaerr , a veteran litigator in state and federal appellate courts, to assist in its defense of Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. Retrieved October 7, The prospects for a constitutional amendment are by no means clear, especially in a year when many Washington lawmakers, along with their state counterparts, must run for re-election.
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