California also provides many rights for unmarried non-biological parents. Legislative Counsel of California. Last month, Lynne Cheney said states should have the final say over the legal status of personal relationships, a comment that came just days before the Senate failed to back the ban.
Get local news delivered to your inbox! Religious institutions and clergy members remain free to decline to perform marriages of anyone they want.
Obergefell was a dictate imposed on individual states, requiring them to not only permit same-sex marriages within their jurisdictions, but to also legally recognize such marriages that were entered into in other states.
This time the Court ruled that the federal government must honor same-sex unions. One other witness must also sign the marriage license. District Court for California. A state attorney general is expected to defend state laws in court, including initiatives passed by the voters.
Breaking News Subscribe. The response from her friends has been great at the annual gay pride celebration, she said. It thus went back to the state Senate, which approved it by a vote of Can an employee in the clerk's office refuse to give us a license or refuse to sign our license application because they object to marriages between same-sex couples?