May 15, - The California Supreme Court rules that the state's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage on June 26, October 7, - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court hears a case challenging a law prohibiting nonresidents from marrying in Massachusetts if the marriage is prohibited in their home state. They created a law for same-sex marriage rights in The two wed in after Massachusetts approved same-sex marriage.
August 21, - District Judge Robert Hinkle rules Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutionalbut same-sex marriages cannot immediately be performed.
Same-Sex Marriage: Facts & Arguments
June 24, - The New York Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage. Support for same-sex marriage has risen among both men and women in recent years. John Baldacci the bill that the state Senate passed to affirm the right of same-sex couples to marry. Views about same-sex marriage continue to differ across religious groups. May 8, - North Carolina voters pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, putting a ban that already existed in state law into the state's charter. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples a constitutional right to marry. ByCanada, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, and many other countries legalized the ceremony.
The increase in the share of adults who favor same-sex marriage is due in part to generational change. Marriages become legal on September 1, John Baldacci the bill that the state Senate passed to affirm the right of same-sex couples to marry. February 23, - The Maryland Senate passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and Governor Martin O'Malley promises to sign it into law. The state immediately appeals the ruling, but Bataillon denies a stay. November 19, - A federal judge overturns Montana's same-sex marriage ban. Voters in Maine repeal the state's law allowing same-sex marriage in November