Hillary Goodridge, right, and Julie Goodridge, left, raise their right hands and affirm that everything on their marriage license is correct while at Boston City Hall. Supreme Court settles the issue nationwide. Vulnerability Theory The concept of vulnerability does not describe merely our susceptibility to harm or danger but represents a fundamental and universal element of the human condition.
Third-party caretakers cannot presently claim child visitation rights over parental objections, a limitation confirmed by the U. June 9, Not recognized in Caribbean overseas territoriesthough marriage-equivalent ordered for the Cayman Islands.
A similar chronology may be seen at work among advocates for polygamous marriage, who have recently invoked the same fundamental liberty interests that were at stake in Lawrence. Karen Clark, right, both gay lawmakers and sponsors of the bill, are among those watching the signing.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that the state constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, making the Bay State the first in the nation to allow same-sex marriage. And it humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples.
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