And they can look to other states that have had to pay huge sums of money as a consequence of clinging to discrimination. Copyright NPR. Archived from the original PDF on November 16, Couples would finally be allowed to wed.
But given the information I have today and the guidance I have today, we will not be issuing licenses to same-sex couples beginning in January. Download as PDF Printable version. A closely divided U.
Representing other state and local officials, Bondi has also repeatedly asked Hinkle for clarification of his order, most recently regarding the issuance of birth certificates to children of same-sex couples. Call him today to find out how he may be able help, as the first consultation is always free.
During the oral arguments Justice Scalia, as is his habit, drew the argument back to the founding fathers and their vision of the nation. Netherlands In Decemberthe Netherlands became both the first European country and the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
Belgium Same-sex marriage went into effect in Belgium in Junethis following a successful parliamentary vote several months earlier. Iceland Same-sex marriage has been legal and in effect in Iceland since June Today that has changed and homophobia is no longer widely tolerated in our society.
Same-sex marriage legal. Miami Herald. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.