That proposed language in support of same-sex marriage drew protests from evangelical churches and citizens in months of public meetings on the new constitution. Hodges at the U. Just as with the Hawaii decision, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts provoked a reaction from opponents of same-sex marriage that resulted in further legal restrictions being written into state statutes and constitutions. Retrieved January 12, Retrieved February 4,
In the late s, activists debated whether marriage rights should be at the forefront of the broader campaign for LGBT equality.
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Retrieved October 10, By clicking 'Accept' you agree to this use of data. Retrieved November 18, And it doesn't stop there. Retrieved January 1, Department of Public Health that denying marriage rights to same-sex couples violated the Massachusetts Constitution. Only at the last minute, when it became clear that the march was gaining momentum, did mainstream LGBT organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force sign on to endorse the march, after initially opposing it.
It resulted in the prompt legalization of same-sex marriage in several states with cases at issue:. From the archives Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. On October 7,the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in two cases, overturning a district court in Nevada that had found that state's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional and affirming the decision of a district court in Idaho that had found that state's ban unconstitutional. Retrieved October 13, Code of Virginia Searchable Database. Material on this Web site is licensed by SocialistWorker.