With the advent of same-sex marriage, this restriction was dropped. The 13 federal rulings against gay marriage bans since June. But the Church of Norway changed course and began sanctioning same-sex weddings in early The court also struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky. Louis area have issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage With Two Major Rulings
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Israel does not recognize civil marriages performed under its own jurisdiction. John Baldacci signs a bill less than an hour after the state legislature approves it. December 7, - The US Supreme Court announces it will hear two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed. Dominica , Grenada and Jamaica , which are also signatories to the convention, have not agreed to the court's blanket jurisdiction. Marriage by " amparo " only. Ruled unconstitutional in Bostic v.