Retrieved January 28, It follows that the Court also must hold—and it now does hold—that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character….
Retrieved November 5,
Same-sex couples are excluded from the institution of marriage in 38 states. The denial of equal marriage rights unfairly disadvantages children who are raised by same-sex couples residing in states where gay marriage is not legal or not recognized.
Conversely, it enhances the lives of millions of LGBT Americans and their families and also benefits broader society economically, cuturally, and politically. Ireland just became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by a national vote—rather than through legislation or the courts.
Around the nation there are millions of children being raised in households led by same-sex couples, many of whom are denied the right to legally marry in their home state. The decision upholds the Fourteenth Amendment that requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same The United States joined 21 other countries in legalizing gay when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out of state, according to the court document.
Countries Where Gay Marriage is Legal.
Fourteen same-sex couples and two men whose same-sex partners are deceased had filed suits in federal district courts, claiming that their state officials violated the Fourteenth Amendment by denying them the right to marry. It is with hope and optimism that I anticipate the decisions to be soon made by U.
Inthe Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage. Supreme Court Rulings and Beyond.
Same-sex marriage banned by constitutionally mandated Islamic law or morality. The  ruling was groundbreaking in various respects. On 15 July , the Argentine Senate approved a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. A bill to legalize same-sex and interfaith civil marriages was defeated in the Knesset, 39—11, on 16 May This article or section possibly contains synthesis of material which does not verifiably mention or relate to the main topic.