Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. In , the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York State Constitution does not require same-sex marriage rights and left the question of recognition to the Legislature. However, the New York Senate rejected same-sex marriage legislation in a 38—24 vote on December 2, New York became the sixth U.
Same-sex marriage legislation in the United States
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The Gay Marriage Thing is a documentary film directed by Stephanie Higgins , who is a product of the Emerson College film school graduate program. The film follows the heated debate over same-sex marriage in Massachusetts in through the perspective of a lesbian couple who wishes to legally marry, as that state became the first in the U. The film was shot entirely throughout Massachusetts. The film includes footage of protests outside the Massachusetts State House, the churches of the Reverends Rich Wiesenbach and Carlton Smith, and the state legislature leading up to May 17, , the first date same-sex couples could file for marriage licenses in Massachusetts. Boston Jewish Film Festival — November 8, sneak preview work in progress. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article includes a list of references , related reading or external links , but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.
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Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. A unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit had ruled two days earlier that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Same-sex marriage was previously banned by an amendment to the Constitution of Nevada adopted in Nevada has recognized same-sex unions since October 1, , through domestic partnerships , after the state Legislature enacted legislation overriding Governor Jim Gibbons 's veto. The state maintains a domestic partnership registry that enables same-sex couples to enjoy the same rights as married couples.
Chion Wolf for NPR hide caption. The Levine-Rittermans enter the clerk's office in City Hall. Peg Olivera, left, and Jennifer Vickery walk out of City Hall to meet the justice of the peace to perform their marriage ceremony. Across Connecticut, town clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Wednesday — just a week after voters in California passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage there. A Connecticut Superior Court judge signed an order allowing gays and lesbians to apply for marriage licenses Wednesday morning.