The Oklahoman. Cheers, applause as New Zealand legalizes same-sex marriage. Same-Sex Marriage. Retrieved 12 October Religious Tolerance. May 18, January 10, A law in the Theodosian Code C.
Is this your first visit? Illinois has managed to live peaceably with its gay marriage law since then. Among them were Melody Betterman-Layne and her wife Tara, who were out shopping when they got a message from their attorneys, telling them their marriage was once again legal in their home state.
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On Nov. Groups that decline to provide space are immune from civil and criminal claims if the refusal is based on the institution's religious beliefs. Retrieved March 12, Melody says she was flabbergasted…but excited:. But an appeals court stayed that ruling three days later after an appeal from the state attorney general's office.
Archived from the original on 10 November That makes seven decisions in six months that brought same-sex unions to states not generally on the cutting edge of the gay rights movement; Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, and Michigan are the others. Retrieved 12 March Illinois, like all states, does not impose a residency requirement for marriage.
McGuiness found: The marriage statutes do not discriminate based on gender; the state's interests in "preserving the traditional definition of marriage" and "carrying out the expressed wishes of a majority of Californians" were sufficient to preserve the existing law; and challenges from the two groups opposed to same-sex marriage had to be dismissed because they lacked standing in any actual controversy on which the court could rule.