Fluke files to run in California Lawsuits seeking marriage rights or challenging bans on same-sex marriage have been filed in Oregon, Nebraska, Washington, California, New York and New Jersey. Lambda Legal, which is involved in many of the lawsuits, urged gay couples to turn to the courts only if there was a reasonable chance of victory. According to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, there are roughly 2 million people in those states who live in households headed by same-sex couples and could be harmed by the amendments — including state university employees whose domestic partnership benefits could be in jeopardy in Michigan, Ohio and Utah. Despite losing the marriage votes, gay-rights groups found a few heartening election results. In Massachusetts, despite conservative efforts to unseat them, all incumbent legislators who supported equal treatment for same-sex couples won re-election. Idaho and North Carolina voters elected their first openly gay legislators, and an openly gay Hispanic woman, Lupe Valdez, was elected county sheriff in Dallas.
Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state
Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal in All States? Despite Supreme Court Ruling, It's Complicated
While same-sex couples have long been able to adopt from private, gay-friendly adoption agencies, adopting children from the foster care system has proved more difficult in some states. Supreme Court decision in June that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide is changing that, but not everywhere—particularly in states with laws that limit joint adoption to a husband and wife. Michigan passed such a law right before the court decision. The Nurses became familiar with all these roadblocks when adopting Cameron and their two other children. All but Arkansas and Tennessee also had policies that did not allow gay and lesbian couples to adopt foster children jointly, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
Gay Marriage Is Legal in All 50 States: Supreme Court
This is why Tel Aviv has their own queer day, where thousands of degenerates flock to push their agenda. The last two US Presidents and the wife of the one preceding them were all sexual deviants, which is why the Capital building is called the Pink House. Everyone who has ever lived in the District of Criminals area knows it is a haven for aggressive Gays, who have no qualms flaunting their sick behavior and molesting unsuspecting victims. It should be no surprise that some of the biggest chicken hawks are anti-life in their sexual behavior as well. It is also a fact that the Talmud encourages sex with children, of both genders, and Rabbis are statistically more likely to molest children than even Priests and Ministers.
Obergefell continued, "the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court — 'equal justice under law' — apply to us, too. Holding a photograph of Arthur as he spoke Friday, Obergefell said, "No American should have to suffer that indignity. Obama says the ruling "will strengthen all of our communities" by offering dignity and equal status to all same-sex couples and their families. The president calls the ruling "a victory for America. More On The Ruling, And Obama's Reaction "The ancient origins of marriage confirm its centrality, but it has not stood in isolation from developments in law and society," Kennedy wrote.