However, she stayed the ruling pending the outcome of Obergefell v. District Judge Michael J. Snyder Michiganand Bourke v. In the reference, the Court refused to decide the question, but the issue has become moot with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act, which expands the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Kern ruled in Bishop v. Utah's same-sex marriage ban is found unconstitutional.
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Retrieved December 20, On August 4,a decision by a U. Retrieved July 9, My purpose in this article is to explain the developments in Canadian constitutional law that made this decision, and the legislative step that followed it, more or less inevitable. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government would recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married in Utah between December 20,and January 6,
Windsorcouples in New Jersey civil unions lacked access to federal benefits they could now receive if married. Retrieved October 8, Retrieved May 22, The classic statement came from a dictum of Lord Penzance in Hyde v. Massachusetts Legislature defeats proposal at second constitutional convention to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage but allow civil unions. President Bush announces support for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In South Carolinaon November 12, U.