Story highlights Rulings in favor of allowing same-sex marriage are under review in eight of the 13 states The U. The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract between two parties who are of opposite sex. Commissioner of Public Health ; incorporated into state statutes in April Retrieved April 5, On September 14,Davis returned to her county clerk office and still refused to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 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.
The New Jersey Supreme Court denied the state's request to prevent same-sex marriages temporarily, clearing the way for same-sex couples to marry.
Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal in All States? Despite Supreme Court Ruling, It's Complicated
This result reflects an increase in net government revenues increased income taxes due to marriage penalties more than offsetting decreased tax revenues arising from postponed estate taxes. Same-sex marriage in Puerto Rico. Retrieved October 14, January 12, - A federal judge rules South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional but stays the ruling. Louis under two separate state court orders ; two other jurisdictions issued such licenses as well.