The State of Alabama shall not recognize as valid any common law marriage of parties of the same sex. Most Popular Stories. As a matter of public policy, this state has a special interest in encouraging, supporting, and protecting that unique relationship in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society and its children.
It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman. Neighboring Benton County follows on March The bill now moves to the House for a vote. Inthe Louisiana State Supreme Court reinstates the constitutional amendment.
John Baldacci signs a bill less than an hour after the state legislature approves it. Section 5a. On February 8,the House approves the measure by a vote of The new bill was introduced in October March 7, Ed Balmelli, left, and Michael Horgan, one of seven gay couples who sued the state of Massachusetts, celebrate in Boston.
On 11 Junethe state Governor announced the state would no longer prevent same-sex marriages, making Chihuahua the fourth jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage.
El Heroico in Spanish. States with constitutional bans on gay marriage. June 24, - The New York Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage. Any marriage between persons of the same sex shall have no legal force or effect in this state and, if attempted to be entered into in this state, is void ab initio and shall not be recognized by this state.
According to local LGBT activists however, state authorities have been deliberately delaying the legalization of same-sex marriage.
October 7, - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court hears a case challenging a law prohibiting nonresidents from marrying in Massachusetts if the marriage is prohibited in their home state. This section shall not prohibit or limit parties, other than the State or its political subdivisions, from entering into contracts or other legal instruments.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Alaska. Board of Education and Mexico's own anti-discrimination ordinances,  the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation ruled on 5 December that: 1 Laws limiting marriage to one man and one woman, or for the purposes of perpetuating the species, violated federal law requiring that they "correspond to all persons without any distinction" and 2 That such laws were unconstitutional on the basis of discrimination by sexual orientation and usurpation of the right, not only of the individual but also the couple's right, to form a family.
Voters in Arizona and Florida also approve similar amendments to their state constitutions.