Same-sex couples and the gay, lesbian, bisexual population: Past research has shown that minority stress is linked to health risks such as risky sexual behavior and substance abuse. Shante Wolfe, left, and Tori Sisson become the first same-sex couple to file their marriage license in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 9, Create a Foreign Policy account to access 3 articles per month and free newsletters developed by policy experts. Retrieved July 14, Archived from the original PDF on December 13,
In Aprilthe Vermont legislature passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage.
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The Courts ruling will decide whether states can constitutionally ban same-sex marriage. Jamous Lizotte, right, and Steven Jones pose for photos while waiting for a marriage license in Portland, Maine, on December 29, We have compiled a few, and with the permission of those local churches we are making them available. Retrieved October 10, This page was last edited on 17 Februaryat
The earlier New Jersey Supreme Court decision had required the state to offer the same legal rights to same-sex couples that married, opposite sex couples had. May 14, - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signs a bill giving same-sex couples the right to marry. Retrieved January 28, According to the statistics, female couples were four times more likely to have children than male couples. The same-sex marriage Senate endorsement tracker. Bever, Lindsey July 7,