You are using an unsupported version of Internet Explorer In order to continue using our website, please upgrade your browser by clicking here. Hodges decision was defined as a big step forward for both social and civil rights. It passed despite resistance from members of the Christian Democratic Party and the Progress Party, as well as a public controversy over state funding for fertility treatments for lesbian couples. A decade later, the parliament passed a measure allowing gay couples to adopt children. The first section analyzes the evolution of gay and lesbian rights and same-sex marriage in American public opinion and reflects on how Obergefell v. Marriage is for Raising Children. Main More.
In the ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices.
Free Press, November 6, - Voters in Maryland, Washington and Maine pass referendums legalizing same-sex marriage. As Walter Lippmann writes in his seminal work on stereotypes and the distortions of the communication sphere: In Octoberthe Supreme Court lifts the stay.
The law allowed the marriages of Belgian same-sex couples and recognized as married those from other countries where same-sex marriage was legal.