Snyder - Freedom to Marry in Michigan". Archived from the original on April 12, Friedman found Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Some of the opponents of same-sex marriage are religious groups such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsthe Catholic Churchand the Southern Baptist Conventionall of which desire for marriage to remain restricted to opposite-sex marriages. The Illinois law, which takes effect June 1, is the latest in a series of recent victories for gay rights, coming after Hawaii's governor signed gay marriage into law last week and after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie dropped his legal opposition to the unions in October. Caldwellon January This timeline highlights the changes in state policies leading up to that ruling, starting in — when Utah became the first state to enact a Defense of Marriage Act DOMA.
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History of same-sex marriage in the United States
Prominent figures in the civil rights movement have expressed their support for same-sex marriage. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Cities and counties in the United States offering a domestic partnership registry. Retrieved January 6, Retrieved September 29, The legislature subsequently approves a measure banning same-sex marriage.
He stayed his ruling pending appeal. The first two decades of the 21st century saw same-sex marriage receive support from prominent participants in the civil rights movementincluding Coretta Scott KingJohn LewisJulian Bondand Mildred Loving. TexasU. Retrieved November 1, The Human Rights Campaignthe largest LGBT rights organization in the United States, states that "many same-sex couples want the right to legally marry because they are in love — many, in fact, have spent the last 10, 20 or 50 years with that person — and they want to honor their relationship in the greatest way our society has to offer, by making a public commitment to stand together in good times and bad, through all the joys and challenges family life brings. Retrieved October 28,