July 18, - The Supreme Court grants Utah's request for a delay in recognizing same-sex marriages performed in late and early John Baldacci signs legislation creating domestic partnerships. Inthe Louisiana State Supreme Court reinstates the constitutional amendment.
Less than an hour later, a federal judge in Wyoming did the same in that Western state. Ina ruling by the Hawaiian Supreme Court made Hawaii the first state in the United States to consider legal challenges to bans on same-sex marriage. May 26, July 9, - Judge Joseph Tauro of Massachusetts rules that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it interferes with a state's right to define marriage.
November 19, - A federal judge overturns Montana's same-sex marriage ban. June 28, That they released their verdict on June 26 -- the same date that the past two landmark gay rights rulings were handed down in and -- was not lost on historians.
When Hawaii's civil union law took effect at the start ofsame-sex marriages established in other jurisdictions were considered civil unions in Hawaii.
April 5-December 23, Some of the testimony from opponents of SB 1 seemed to have little basis in fact. The testifiers largely fell into two groups: those who oppose gay marriage on religious grounds and want a constitutional amendment question on the ballot, and those who support same-sex marriage and argued that the fundamental issue of civil rights is not one that needs to be decided by a popular vote.
Religious news. Same-sex marriage in Hawaii Court activity: to Sponsored link. Judge rules for state, says same-sex marriage in Hawaii is legal. The high court ruled to strike down DOMA and determined the California's proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage was not properly before them, declining to overturn the lower court's striking down of the law.
Retrieved November 4, Ige" PDF. Ed Balmelli, left, and Michael Horgan, one of seven gay couples who sued the state of Massachusetts, celebrate in Boston. July 11, - A federal appeals court rules that about 1, same-sex marriages performed earlier this year must be recognized by Utah.
April 28, Supreme Court decisions in United States v.