The AP Stylebook recommends the usage of the phrase marriage Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry gays and lesbians or the term gay marriage in space-limited headlines. The law allowed the marriages of Belgian same-sex couples and recognized as married those from other countries where same-sex marriage was legal.
Gender-neutral marriage bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature and signed into law by the Governor of New Mexico went into effect on July 1, March 3, - The Alabama Supreme Court orders probate judges to discontinue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. USA Today. Archived from the original on February 2,
The American Anthropological Association stated on 26 February President Rodrigo Duterte supports the legalization of same-sex marriage, but feels that such a law may not pass in Congress yet as many are still influenced heavily by colonial-era Christian ideals. Same-sex unions not legally recognized.
Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.
The majority's opinion concluded a seminal phase of legal and social upheaval in America's recent history that had its roots in Massachusetts when the state's Supreme Judicial Court legalized gay marriage in US Marine arrested on charges of smuggling undocumented immigrants across border.
But some state officials and county clerks might decide there is little risk in Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Another 70, couples living in states that do not currently permit them to wed would get married in the next three years, the institute says.
Scientific studies show that the financial, psychological, and physical well-being of gay people are enhanced by marriage, and that the children of same-sex parents benefit from being raised by married same-sex couples within a marital union that is recognized by law and supported by societal institutions.
June 26, - The Supreme Court rejects parts of DOMA in a decision, dismissing an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds and ruling same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits. The law allowed the marriages of Belgian same-sex couples and recognized as married those from other countries where same-sex marriage was legal.