Ten more states took the same step in andbringing the total number of states with amendments prohibiting gay marriage to Retrieved Jun 6, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government would recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married in Utah between December 20,and January 6, Marriage between persons of same sex". Retrieved January 17, Retrieved November 13, February Massachusetts Legislature holds a constitutional convention to consider amending the state constitution to limit marriage to one man and one woman.
On October 7,the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in two cases, overturning a district court in Nevada that had found that state's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional and affirming the decision of a district court in Idaho that had found that state's ban unconstitutional.
History of same-sex marriage in the United States
The first three states to allow gay marriage did so because of court rulings permitting it, rather than through legislative action or putting the issue to voters to decide. Congress, in dozens of state legislatures and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at the national and state level. On March 26, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said the Sixth Circuit's stay meant that "the rights tied to these marriages are suspended". Other states, such as Arizona and Indiana, are considering putting similar referenda on the November ballot. However, she stayed the ruling pending the outcome of Obergefell v.
Craneand she stayed enforcement of her ruling pending appeal. November Maine voters reject attempt to repeal a state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. Others raised the tactical objection that a step-by step campaign that focused on near-term potential victories like anti-discrimination statutes stood a greater chance of long term success. District Judge Carlton W. Archived from the original on February 14, Nevada voters give final approval to a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.