Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. Contact us at editors time. Same-sex intimacy remained a crime in many States. Judge Black gave the state time to prepare its appeal of his decision by announcing on April 4 that he would issue an order on April 14 requiring Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.
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The controversy over same sex marriage has not been finally resolved by the recent Supreme Court decisions, but the growing acceptance of individuals with same sex sexual preferences allows me to think that complete legal equality is not too far in the future.
Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Nevertheless, while the DOMA decision grants significant federal benefits to couples in legally recognized same-sex marriages, and, combined with the Prop 8 decision, will undoubtedly increase the number of married same-sex couples in the United States, the scope of the rulings are narrow and likely will have little long-term impact on the legality of same-sex marriage.
All rights reserved. As it has in other legal forums, the state says its law granting gay couples civil unions - but not marriages - should not be overturned because of federal action. The argument was included in a brief the state submitted in support of its emergency appeal after a state judge refused to delay her order that New Jersey legalize same-sex marriage as of Oct.
Miller transl. Russo Conversely, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Court's decision a "lawless ruling" and pledged free legal defense of state workers who refuse to marry couples on religious grounds. Status of same-sex unions around the world.