A constitutional amendment requires the ratification of at least 17 of the 33 municipalities in the state. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that the state constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, making the Bay State the first in the nation to allow same-sex marriage.
May 31, La Jornada in Spanish. Marital status.
Retrieved September 29, A district court overturned Ohio's gay marriage ban and declared it unconstitutional in April On November 20,the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act was signed into law, clearing the way for Illinois to become a gay marriage state. District Court for Indiana.
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Therefore, Same-sex marriage becomes legal in those states. August 29, - The US Treasury Department rules that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for tax purposes, even if they live in a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
The application must include a statement that the social security numbers of the parties have been provided to the clerk. Retrieved 17 May SDP Noticias. RL MVS Noticias.
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Colima Noticias in Spanish. For instance, in , the Congress of Puebla modified its marriage laws, but left intact provisions outlawing same-sex marriages.