Voters have backed so-called defense of marriage laws in 42 states and rejected civil unions or marriages for homosexual couples in 18 others. May 6, - New Hampshire lawmakers pass a same-sex marriage bill. The order is effective immediately. October 7, - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Colorado and Indiana. Nevertheless, this is a big step forward for the recognition of same-sex couples in Connecticut, and I think it is an important message that will go out around the country that legislatures such as Connecticut's are not afraid to touch the issue. Politics Feb 12 McConnell:
The Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet.
Oregon’s Supreme Court Nullifies Over 3,000 Gay Marriages
Voters there approved same-sex marriage in Novemberdefeating a challenge by opponents. February 20, - Sandoval County, New Mexico issues 26 same-sex marriage licenses, but they are nullified by the state attorney general the same day. Total number of voting necessary for passage; 75, those voting aye 85; those voting nay It goes into effect July 1, Kevin Cathcart, do you think that's right, that different laws in different places in the country is just not sustainable over the long run?
Others follow the instructions of Moore. And Americans understand it is not a statement of hate, it's not a statement of bigotry or animus. September 27, - A New Jersey state judge rules that same-sex couples must be permitted to marry in New Jersey starting October Bill passed as amended. September 30, - The US Department of Defense issues new guidelines allowing military chaplains to perform same-sex ceremonies.