If there is no valid government reason for treating people with such a characteristic less favorably, then such a law discriminates. The Bexar County Clerk's Office began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples less than three hours after the high court's decision.
But marriage is also a constitutional matter. Senate defeated an attempt by Utah Senator Bob Bennett  to "suspend the issuance of marriage licenses to any couple of the same sex until the people of the District of Columbia have the opportunity to hold a referendum or initiative on the question".
Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion, or become all but universally accepted, as the Loving ruling on interracial marriage. On January 10,the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance, an activist organization that, despite its name, favored marriage rights for same-sex couples, filed a voter initiative, Initiativeto incorporate part of the Andersen decision into state statutes by making procreation a requirement for all marriages in Washington State.
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It also sought recognition of marriages performed legally in other jurisdictions. This will ensure that you have enough time to get through security and obtain your license before your appointment. June 1, Choose a Service Type. Many wedding vendors are open to serving same-sex couples, but most do not advertise as such on their public websites.
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Washington state since December 6, The group's stated rationale was to prompt public examination of the premise that marriage exists for the purpose of procreation and to create a test case in which Andersen would be reversed.
Instead, he vetoed it a second time, saying that "Our laws right now prohibit same-gender marriages, and I oppose this legislation because it is trying to make illegal something that is already illegal". Retrieved December 6, Public Policy Polling.
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Logically, that choice reflects the fact that marriage as a fundamental right is of such long-standing recognition in the courts that the point is really not debatable. June 1, Human Rights Campaign.