'Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act' seeks to strip gay marriage rights
Same Sex Marriage Laws in the United States – International Lesbian & Gay Law Association
June is big month for weddings, and for legislation about same-sex marriage. On June 16, , clerks in several California counties began issuing marriage licenses to thousands of same-sex couples. That decision was fought in the courts for five years. In the U.
A global snapshot of same-sex marriage
This article summarizes the same-sex marriage laws of states and similar jurisdictions in the United States. Via the case Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, , the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage in a decision that applies nationwide, with the possible exception of American Samoa and some tribal jurisdictions. Same-sex marriages are currently licensed and recognized in all U. Marital and domestic relations - Chapter 1.
For many years, same-sex marriage has been a hot topic of endless debate. Supporters of same-sex marriage say that a relationship and subsequent marriage between two people of the same sex is natural and normal. These supporters believe that a person does not choose to be gay and is instead born this way.