Retrieved November 25, Supreme Court rules all state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional — thus allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in all 50 states. Retrieved 15 May San Jose Mercury News. England and Wales begin to recognise overseas same-sex marriages". University of California Santa Barbara. Later that year, voters approved Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage.
The legislature subsequently approves a measure banning same-sex marriage.
Same-Sex Marriage, State by State
University of California Santa Barbara. After the ruling, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a statement repeating his pledge to oppose Proposition 8the ballot initiative that would override the ruling. Retrieved 7 December Proposition 22 was authored by State Senator William J. Secretary of State of California. After the California Supreme Court challenge following the passage of Proposition 8, the California Supreme Court justices affirmed that all same-sex marriages performed in California before the passage of Proposition 8 continued to be valid and recognized as "marriage".
April 29, January 7, In the regular November elections, voters for the first time approved the legalization of same-sex marriage by popular vote in three states: Retrieved from " https: A federal district court in Massachusetts rules that the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Retrieved November 2, Brien that denying marriage rights to same-sex couples violated the state constitution,  and licenses became available on April Same-sex marriage bans were expected to end in six other states in the three circuits affected by the Supreme Court's action.