On 10 Aprilthe Chamber of Deputies passed the amended bill by a two-thirds majority 71— Caldwellupholding Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage. Schwarzenegger ruled that California's Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. Compare Ulpian Tituli Ulpiani 5. Retrieved 2 December Retrieved 4 September
Questions about the legal treatment of gays and lesbians soon reached the courts, where they could be discussed in the formal discourse of the law.
Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States
Sincesame-sex couples have been allowed to enter into civil partnershipsa separate union providing the legal consequences of marriage. Retrieved March 31, National Center for Health Statistics. June 24, - The New York Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage. Moore also ruled that Colorado's ban against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Archived from the original on 1 July
The legal records on marriage and divorce belong to the states. October 5, - A Louisiana judge throws out an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage, because the ban also includes civil unions. On 3 Junethe Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation released a "jurisprudential thesis" which found state-laws defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unconstitutional. Department of Public Health. On December 18,the Council of the District of Columbia enacted legislation legalizing same-sex marriage  and same-sex marriage licenses became available on March 3, Mark Dayton signs a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 14, Vietnam's Ministry of Justice began seeking advice on legalizing same-sex marriage from other governmental and non-governmental organizations in April and Mayand planned to further discuss the issue at the National Assembly in Spring