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Both courts lifted their stays on October 7,and Suthers ordered all county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Legal status of same-sex unions. In Novemberthe Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that excluding same-sex couples from the benefits of civil marriage violated the state constitution, and in February that court further held that a "civil union" law would not be sufficient, and on May 17, Massachusetts became the first state in the United States where same-sex marriage per se is legal.
The American Presidency Project. Contact Us. It also came on the twelfth anniversary of Lawrence v. On March 15,the Ohio Supreme Court decided to issue gender-neutral references in family court cases.
Retrieved January 20, Wright Allen ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Schragger, Richard C. The city has a transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance and numerous LGBT clubs and bars, including the Club Masque. Retrieved September 20, Retrieved July 12,
Cooper on October 10, , struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage, citing the Fourth Circuit's ruling in Bostic v. By this decision, Newsweek headlined "U. District Judge Robert L. Z85 ].