Hodges for Same-Sex Couples". Ten typically conservative states, along with Oregonenacted state-level bans on gay marriage. Chief Justice Roberts said that only 11 states and the District of Columbia had embraced the right to same-sex marriage democratically, at voting booths and in legislatures. The decision, which was the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, set off jubilation and tearful embraces across the countrythe first same-sex marriages in several states, and resistance — or at least stalling — in others. June 26, - The Supreme Court rejects parts of the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA in a decision, dismissing an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds and ruling same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits.
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