Retrieved November 19, Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage, Texas is not fully recognizing the landmark ruling and refuses to issue death certificates that recognize same-sex marriages. Retrieved February 20, An appeal has been mooted [C4.
Altitude Express v. Namespaces Article Talk. The case in effect was a test of the constitutionality of sodomy laws in 13 states. However, some localities in Texas have ordinances that provide a variety of legal protections and benefits to LGBT people.
While gay adoption remains controversial, it is becoming more and more common and even desired by many birthparents. When I was thirty-six my wife and I adopted a baby boy, three days of age, and that child is now a healthy, intelligent and loving man of twenty-seven. There are now around 65, children who have found homes thanks to gay adoption legislation in the United States.
Thank you for sharing your experiences and I hope one day, if it what you want, that you do adopt. In fact, this is one of the best benefits of same sex marriage.
State On 04 January , it was reported that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice updated its policy to enable transgender inmates in prisons to begin hormone therapy while incarcerated. The first successful challenge to the act came out of the first state where same-sex couples could marry, as couples were joined by the state in challenging the constitutionality of the federal ban.
October 22, Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional. The case was remanded to the trial court [C1.