Namespaces Article Talk. Norm Malengthen chief civil deputy prosecutor, told the auditor to deny the application. Meanwhile, progress was being made on other fronts. Following the bill's defeat, supporters began collecting signatures to have the issue placed on the ballot in November None of the few attempts to enact marriage equality by popular vote had succeeded, and in many states voters had passed laws or constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage, with bans winning every time they appeared on the ballot.
Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macauresidency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong. House committee approves gay marriage bill". Voters approved the legislation in a referendum held on November 6, February 20, Retrieved October 21, By Washington, D.
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InSinger and Barwick sued Hara, claiming that their constitutional rights had been violated. This decision invalidated all state sodomy laws still in effect, but the court made it clear that by affirming gay rights, it did not give gays and lesbians the right to marry under state law.
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The Seattle Times. Catholic News Agency. Marriage is a civil contract between two persons who have each attained the age of eighteen years, and who are otherwise capable. Seattle Times. Florida and Arizona voters do the same. President Bush states that he wants marriage reserves for heterosexuals and the Massachusetts Supreme Court hands down a decision that makes Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage.