- ireland becomes first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a 'social revolution. Gay marriage legalization is correlated with lower divorce rates, while gay marriage bans are correlated with higher divorce rates massachusetts, which became the first us state to legalize gay marriage in 2004, had the lowest divorce rate in the country in 2008. The us supreme court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the united states it means the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them.
Readers' comments video gallery state-by-state history of banning and legalizing gay marriage, 1994-2015 gay marriage timeline gay marriage in the us supreme court, 2015 dig deeper may 19, 2014 - oregon becomes 18th state to legalize gay marriage. Washington — in a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the supreme court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on friday that the constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage “no longer.
Same-sex marriage in the united states was initially established on a state-by-state basis, expanding from 1 state in 2004 to 36 states in 2015, when, on june 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was established in all 50 states as a result of a landmark civil rights ruling by the supreme court of the united states. Gay marriage around the world a growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages so far, more than two dozen countries have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in europe and the americas.
The same clerk who refused to give them a marriage license, irene takeda, was still on duty to give dancel a legal marriage license when hawaii legalized gay marriage and dancel married kathryn. Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of a same-sex couple, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony in december 2012, the state of são paulo likewise had same-sex marriage legalized by court order.
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the court ruled, 5-4, that the constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. A fact sheet provides an overview of the situation in the nations where same-sex marriage is legal nationwide as well as countries that allow it in certain jurisdictions. As this ap story notes, “in us, 52% back law to legalize gay marriage in 50 states” but the focus of this blog is human rights for lgbt people, whether the majority of their country is for or against same-sex marriage.
Before friday's ruling, gay marriage had already been made legal in 37 states and the district of columbia — by either legislative or voter action or by federal courts that overturned state' bans. Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of a same-sex couple, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony the term marriage equality refers to a political status in which the marriages of same-sex couples and the marriages of opposite-sex couples are recognized as equal by the law.