Rates Up in States Where It Was Already Legal
The Supreme Court's ruling legalized same-sex marriage
nationwide when it decided four cases out of a Cincinnati-based court.
Brickman opened with information regarding same-sex marriage
by explaining, "I received a phone call from a law firm that was looking for a mediator to do a same-sex divorce.
Various faith communities around the world allow same-sex marriage
and wedding proceedings, including Buddhism in Australia, Church of Sweden, Conservative Judaism, U.
The Supreme Court's order effectively makes same-sex marriage
now legal in more than half of American states.
2003: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that barring same-sex couples from marrying violates the state constitution, making it the first state to legalize same-sex marriage
In jurisdictions that voluntarily enacted same-sex marriage
, religious liberty protections for religious objectors who adhere to a heterosexual view of marriage--exempting them from requirements to facilitate marriages inconsistent with their religious beliefs, by providing a reception hall, for example--proved vital to the legislation's success.
26, indicated that 58 percent of white Catholics and 56 percent of Hispanic Catholics now favor same-sex marriage
Catholic arguments against same-sex marriage
are best summarized in the 2003 document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Considerations regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons, signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger: (a) The church's teaching about marriage is "evident to right reason" (2).
If you file your own taxes, be aware that most tax software will not properly process same-sex marriage
returns for the state.
That allowed the majority to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act without requiring any state to change its laws regarding same-sex marriage
The case, which will be argued starting in late March, could result in the invalidation of statewide bans on same-sex marriage
across the country.