About Follow Donate. Timeline provided by Stateline. Hawaii Supreme Court rules the state must show a compelling reason to ban same-sex marriage and orders a lower court to hear a case seeking the right of same-sex couples to marry. Utah Gov.
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Voting takes place at the constitutional convention today in Malahide, Co Dublin. Delegates recommended the constitution be changed to allow for civil marriage for same-sex couples. Photograph: Eric Luke. The constitutional convention has voted overwhelmingly in favour of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. Some 79 per cent of members voted to recommend that the constitution be amended to allow for same-sex marriage, with 19 per cent against and the remainder having no opinion. Supporters of the proposal, some of whom cheered and wept as the result was announced this afternoon, hailed it as a landmark on the road towards equality for gay couples and urged the Government to act swiftly by calling a referendum. The convention's recommendation will now be sent to the Government, which has pledged to hold a debate in the Oireachtas and set out its response within four months.
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Virginia is one of those states, and its first openly LGBTQ legislator is leading the charge to ax the outdated law. Democratic state Sen. It tells them that they matter, that they are equal to everyone else in the state.
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the Massachusetts Constitution to allow only opposite-sex couples to marry. Massachusetts became the sixth jurisdiction in the world after the Netherlands , Belgium , Ontario , British Columbia , and Quebec to legalize same-sex marriage.