In the United States, the availability of legally recognized same-sex marriage expanded from one state in to all fifty states in through various state and federal court rulings, state legislation, and direct popular votes. The fifty states each have separate marriage laws , which 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 Constitution , as first established in the landmark civil rights case of Loving v. Civil rights campaigning in support of marriage without distinction as to sex or sexual orientation began in the s. Nelson saw the Supreme Court of the United States decline to become involved.
Same-sex marriages in U.S. since Supreme Court ruling estimated to be 123,000
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A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Rowan County clerk Kim Davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons. She stopped issuing marriage licenses the day after the US supreme court overturned state bans on same-sex marriage. Two gay couples and two straight couples sued her. A US district judge ordered Davis to issue the marriage licenses, but later delayed his order so that Davis could have time to appeal to the sixth circuit. April Miller and Karen Roberts were one of the gay couples who sued Davis.
Kentucky clerk told to issue marriage licenses to gay couples as ruling upheld
In the United States, same-sex marriage is recognized by the federal government and has been legalized in 36 U. Among the 38 states where same-sex marriage is legal to at least some degree, marriage is open to same-sex couples statewide in 35 of those, while it is restricted in 3 of them. Missouri recognizes same-sex marriages from out of state and same-sex marriages licensed by the City of St.
On May 20, , the Supreme Court issued an early landmark decision supporting the right of gays under the Constitution to seek protection from discrimination. Three years after finding a constitutional right for gay and lesbian couples to get married, the Supreme Court chose on Monday to take a cautious path in spelling out how much protection their marital choice will get from government. Over the years, Justice Anthony M.