The Louisiana Supreme Courthowever, upheld the constitutional amendment. On December 3,Judge Chang ruled that the state had not established any compelling interest in denying same-sex couples the ability to marry and that, even if it had, it failed to prove that the Hawaii statute was narrowly tailored to avoid unnecessary abridgement of constitutional rights. The language of the joint resolution was introduced in the legislature as HJR3 on January 9. Michigan same-sex partners benefits suit advances". All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from September Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with dead external links from June Webarchive template wayback links Pages using citations with accessdate and no URL CS1 maint:
New Jersey Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage or something similar must be implemented in days.
Same-sex marriage legislation in the United States
Indiana prepares to vote on amendment banning gay marriage. Retrieved March 13, He called the Governor's earlier statements a "bold misrepresentation". Retrieved from " https: On June 25,Judge Richard L.
A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized. In response to court action in a number of states, the United States federal government and a number of state legislatures passed or attempted to pass legislation either prohibiting or allowing same-sex marriage or other types of same-sex unions. Domestic partnership expansion . A third plaintiff sought to dissolve her marriage established elsewhere. Domestic partnership expansion .