Archived from the original on 27 December Archived from the original on 23 January A federal judge struck down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Retrieved 20 September On February 13,Washington Gov.
June 6, - Alabama voters pass a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
Same-Sex "Marriage" Is Not a Civil Right
Thus, same-sex couples have been allowed to marry since 1 January May 6, - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Maineas Gov. The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Journal of Family History. Limited recognition of same-sex marriages at the federal level, no territory level recognition. February 14, - The Illinois Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage.
All states that allow same-sex marriage also allow the joint adoption of children by people of the same sex, with the exceptions of Jalisco, Nayarit and Quintana Roo in Mexico. Gay rights organizations swiftly denounced Moore's January 6,order. The law goes into effect on January 1, In Decemberthe eco-socialist United Left party introduced a bill amending the definition of marriage in the Marriage and Family Relations Act to include same-sex couples. June 17, - President Barack Obama signs a memorandum granting some benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.