Archived from the original on March 22, According to Pew Research Center, support for same-sex marriage in the US has steadily increased over the last several years. The federal judge who struck down Alabama's laws banning same-sex marriage reaffirmed her decision Thursday evening, but delayed its implementation. Marriage is between a man and woman The judge stays implementation of the ruling pending appeals. District Court Judge Bernard A.
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Same-sex marriage in the United States
Jeanes, order and opinion". February 10, - Attorney General Eric Holder issues a memo stating, "the Justice department will consider a marriage valid for purposes of the marital privilege if an individual is or was validly married in a jurisdiction authorized to sanction marriages, regardless of whether the marriage is or would have been recognized in the state where the married individuals reside or formerly resided, or where the civil or criminal action has been brought. Several states pass initiatives to ban same-sex marriages. On March 26, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said the Sixth Circuit's stay meant that "the rights tied to these marriages are suspended". The 4th Circuit opinion also will affect marriage laws in other states within its jurisdiction, including West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Retrieved January 21,
Outline Index Book Category Portal. He filed a similar lawsuit on January Retrieved June 4, Retrieved September 15, In two more states, Arizona and Florida, voters approved constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The next year, the National Coalition of Gay Organizations called for the repeal of all statutes limiting marriage to different-sex couples and for extending the legal benefits of marriage to all cohabiting couples. Journalist Gail Mathabane likens prohibitions on same-sex marriage to past prohibitions on interracial marriage in the United States.