A study of nationwide data from January to December revealed that the establishment of same-sex marriage is associated with a significant reduction in the rate of attempted suicide among children, with the effect being concentrated among children of a minority sexual orientation, resulting in approximatelyfewer children attempting suicide each year in the United States. Past research has shown that minority stress is linked to health risks such as risky sexual behavior and substance abuse. Retrieved November 20, Commissioner of Public Health ; incorporated into state statutes in April Retrieved December 19, Accessed, April 14,
July 11, - A federal appeals court rules that about 1, same-sex marriages performed earlier this year must be recognized by Utah.
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Retrieved January 16, Same-sex couples face the same financial constraints of legal marriage as opposite-sex married couples, including the marriage penalty in taxation. Scottwriting that the Constitution rather than his order authorizes all Florida clerks to issue licenses to same-sex couples and that while clerks are free to interpret his ruling differently they should anticipate lawsuits if they fail to issue such licenses. The bill converted civil unions to marriage and recognizes civil unions and same sex marriage from other jurisdictions. Gay marriages can resume in California, court rules".
Domestic partnership expansion . Delaware passed same-sex marriage legislation and Governor Markell signed the bill into law on May 7, On November 25,in Campaign for Southern Equality v. On the heels of the Minnesota ruling, Maryland became the first state to formally ban same-sex couples from getting married. In Octoberthe Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a ban against same-sex marriage was in violation of the equal protection clause in the state constitution. He identified himself as part of a "silent majority" of non-radicals unrepresented in media depictions of gay and lesbian life and criticized the gay community for identifying homosexuality with sexual behavior. May 19, - A federal judge strikes down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage.