Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in Goodridge v. Hodges that the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities, is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. July 9, - A state judge in Colorado strikes down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage. District Court for Indiana. Missouri recognized same-sex marriages from out of state and same-sex marriages licensed by the City of St. Bans on same-sex unions State constitutional amendments Same-sex unions Civil unions Domestic partnerships State statutes Same-sex unions Civil unions Domestic partnerships Bathrooms Sodomy.
Any marriage contracted outside the jurisdiction of this state, except a marriage contracted between two persons of the same gender, which is valid by the laws of the jurisdiction in which such marriage was contracted, is valid in this state.
History of same-sex marriage in the United States
She stayed enforcement of her ruling in Bostic v. District Judge Daniel D. The federal government recognizes the marriages of same-sex couples who married in certain states in which same-sex marriage was legal for brief periods between the time a court order allowed such couples to marry and that court order was stayed, including Michigan. Carlos McKnight of Washington waves a flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the U. Post- Obergefellsix states have, on occasion, attempted to deny same-sex couples full adoption rights to varying degrees.
Retrieved June 27, California passes a domestic partnership law which provides same-sex partners with almost all the rights and responsibilities as spouses in civil marriages. Retrieved October 9, Consent alone does not constitute a marriage; it must be followed by a solemnization. Friedman found Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Archived from the original on May 13,