Bush announces support for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the bill just before midnight. December 19, - The New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously rules to allow same-sex marriage statewide and orders county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to qualified same-sex couples. A famous medicine man and the leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo achieved national fame by being the last American Indian to surrender February 23, - The Maryland Senate passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and Governor Martin O'Malley promises to sign it into law. More frequently it came as the result of the decisions of federal courts.
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History of same-sex unions
In the 20th and 21st centuries various types of same-sex unions have come to be legalized. The origins and role of same-sex relations in human societies. On August 4,a decision by a U. Retrieved 28 June Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. March 3, - In Portland, Oregon, the Multnomah County Clerk's office issues marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
Strange in favor of a male couple seeking the right to marry on Alabama. Just as with the Hawaii decision, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts provoked a reaction from opponents of same-sex marriage that resulted in further legal restrictions being written into state statutes and constitutions. Retrieved February 21, Retrieved 17 October Retrieved July 12, Adolescent emperor Elagabalus referred to his chariot driver, a blond slave from Caria named Hieroclesas his husband.