Others raised the tactical objection that a step-by step campaign that focused on near-term potential victories like anti-discrimination statutes stood a greater chance of long term success. In both cases, Justice Kennedy authored the majority opinion and was considered the "swing vote". Retrieved March 5, Olin Burkhart, left, and Carl Burkhart kiss on the steps of the New Hampshire Capitol on January 1,after the state's law allowing same-sex marriage went into effect. Archived from the original on November 6,
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State-by-State History of Banning and Legalizing Gay Marriage, 1994-2015
Several jurisdictions enacted same-sex marriage in Otterordering that marriage licenses for same-sex couples be processed immediately beginning April 15, The law takes effect on December 2, Many judges of the state's district courts issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. District Court Judge Karen Schreier struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban in January, but blocked enforcement pending an appeal to the U. On October 10,the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the state's civil unions statute discriminated against same-sex couples and required the state to recognize same-sex marriages.
Some began doing so based on their reading of Tenth Circuit precedent, others a few weeks later on the basis on a ruling against Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage issued on November 4,by U. Neighboring Benton County follows on March Supreme Court ruling legalizing such nuptials nationwide, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore directed probate judges in his state to enforce the ban on same-sex marriage. Some counties in Alabama issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples for three weeks until the state Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop doing so. Retrieved November 7,