Several jurisdictions enacted same-sex marriage in Same-sex marriage has been hotly contested nationwide and state by state in the courts and at the ballot box, and California is no exception. Denver Post. On August 4,a decision by a U.
April 28, One of the women, wearing a white wedding dress and veil, encouraged couples to shout out their names and how long they had been together. Lyon and Martin, longtime lesbian activists who have been together for 51 years, were married by City Assessor Mabel Teng.
The two men have been together for eight years and they own an interior decorating business.
Fox News. The Boston Globe. Vermont was the first state in the United States to legalize same-sex marriage through legislative means rather than litigation. Rhode Island enacted legislation on May 2, which took effect August 1;  Delaware enacted legislation on May 7, which took effect July 1;  and Minnesota enacted legislation on May 14, which took effect August 1.
Main article: Lawrence v. Strange in favor of a male couple seeking the right to marry on Alabama. District Court Judge Terence C. Retrieved September 25,
Scott , Georgia, Inniss v. Mead , but stayed enforcement of his ruling until October 23 or until the defendants informed the court that they will not appeal to the Tenth Circuit. Now On Now on Page Six. February 17, And we just thought it would be kicky to honor some of the men who had helped us.