DOMA's Section 2 says that no state needs to recognize the legal validity of a same-sex relationship even if recognized as marriage by another state. In states that recognized same-sex marriages, same-sex couples could continue to receive those same benefits only if they married. A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of the marriage. August 1, Views Read Edit View history.
Shortly after winning the electionPresident Donald Trump said he's "fine" with same-sex marriage and believes it to be settled law:
GL The fifty states each have separate marriage lawswhich must adhere to rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States that recognize marriage as a fundamental right that is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitutionas first established in the landmark civil rights case of Loving v. Office of Personnel ManagementMassachusetts v. January 23,
July 23, - A federal judge rules that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.