Christie drops gay marriage appeal". Congress, in dozens of state legislatures and in the rhetoric of election campaigns at the national and state level. But the measure was vetoed by Gov. In parallel with the campaign for same-sex marriage, LGBT civil rights gained legal recognition. The other nine ban consensual sodomy for everyone:
Shelby found Utah's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in Kitchen v.
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Archived from the original on July 27, She stayed enforcement of her ruling in Bostic v. District Court Judge Arenda L. In more socially liberal states, the cause for same-sex marriage has fared somewhat better. Barney Frank opposed the move because he thought its enactment impossible.
Amid widespread efforts in many states to prevent same-sex marriage, there was at least one notable victory for gay-rights advocates during this period. Retrieved February 3, Massachusetts Legislature defeats proposal at second constitutional convention to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage but allow civil unions. Department of Public Health, the couples seek the right to marry. April Nebraska voters approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.