Connecticut General Assembly April 23, District Court for Indiana. On May 15,the Supreme Court of California issued a decision that legalized same-sex marriage in California, holding that California's existing opposite-sex definition of marriage violated the constitutional rights of same-sex couples.
November 3, Supreme Court Justice Samuel AlitoCircuit Justice for the Third Circuit, denied the clerk's application for a stay on July 8,and the Third Circuit denied the clerk's petition to rehear her case for intervention on August 4, On November 2,voters in eleven states— ArkansasGeorgiaKentuckyMichiganMississippiMontanaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonand Utah —approved state constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Let your marriage be a time of waking each morning and falling in love with each other all over again. By your presence, you celebrate with them the love they have discovered in each other and you support their decision to commit themselves to one another for the rest of their lives. This sonnet is a wedding classic for a reason—it speaks to marriage right from the first lines.
Now in the spirit of joy and affirmation, I want to ask your families and friends a question.
District Court Judge Terence C. Archived from the original on June 29, Commonwealth Ct. That decision was met by actions at both the federal and state level to restrict marriage to male-female couples, notably the enactment at the federal level of the Defense of Marriage Act.