Commissioner of Public Health ; incorporated into state statutes in April January 11, Plaintiffs Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, center, walk with attorney Peggy Tomsic on December 4,after a judge heard arguments challenging Utah's same-sex marriage ban. In these conditions the first homosexual groups were founded, such as the Daughters of Bilitis founded in San Francisco, it was the first lesbian civil and political rights organization in the United Statesand the Mattachine Societywhich started in Los Angeles but was headquartered in San Francisco beginning around January 25, - The Rhode Island House of Representatives passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in Utah when it declined to hear the state's appeal of a lower court ruling. Van Hollen files a petition with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to halt same-sex marriages in the state.
Since that decision, with only a few exceptions, U. Navy Reserves. More strongly religious persons were more likely to vote in favor of the proposition. Retrieved
The law takes effect on December 2, November 19, Same-sex marriage legal.
State-by-state history. Retrieved July 25, Outline Index.