Civil rights groups say they will continue pressing for other protections from discrimination against LGBT people in employment and housing, among other areas. The Supreme Court said that the right to marry is fundamental — and Kennedy wrote that under the 14th Amendment's protections, "couples of the same-sex may not be deprived of that right and that liberty.
Nov 9, Friday's ruling overturned that decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The bans in 14 states would survive. Supreme Court on June 26,
Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. Her lawyers with the Liberty Counsel filed a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court on Friday, asking that they grant her "asylum for her conscience.
Passing police cars honked as people cheered and waved little blue flags with yellow equal signs. Lambda Legal. Wade and abortion rights for a generation?
City offers domestic partner benefits. Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado Recognition of same-sex unions in Texas Recognition of same-sex unions in Florida. On June 25,Mayor Karl Dean signed the ordinance. On June 17,the Metro Council votedin a third and final reading, in favor of allowing domestic partnership benefits for same-sex couples in the city of Nashville and Davidson County.
Regional Social Security spokeswoman Patti Patterson declined to answer any specific questions about potential delays for newly married same-sex couples, saying only that the agency is "working with the Department of Justice to analyze the decision and ne supreme court ruling on same sex marriage in Chattanooga instructions specific to the decision for Americans who rely on our programs and services.
They say state laws that allow only some people to marry violate the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law and make second-class citizens of same-sex couples and their families. See also: Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States.
Thinking of worst-case scenarios, they set out this week to get all their T's crossed and I's dotted to secure their rights as a married couple, and — most importantly — so Pierce could formally adopt the couple's 4-year-old daughter. That already is the case for claims that laws discriminate on the basis of race, sex and other factors.
Because only heterosexual couples can produce children, it is in the states' interest to make marriage laws that encourage those couples to enter a union that supports raising children. He filed suit because he wasn't allowed to put his name on his late husband John Arthur's death certificate after Arthur died from ALS.