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Retrieved August 29, Just as with the Hawaii decision, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts provoked a reaction from opponents that resulted in further legal restrictions being written into state statutes and constitutions.
Windsor striking down the law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage gave significant impetus to the progress of lawsuits that challenged state bans on same-sex marriage in federal court. Nationally, Same-sex marriage legal. Lewin that it was unconstitutional under the Constitution of Hawaii for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex.
The Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. The United States military formerly excluded gay menbisexualsand lesbians from service. September 8, Several lawsuits on behalf of same-sex military spouses had challenged the constitutionality of DOMA and statutes that define "spouse" and "surviving spouse" as "a person of the opposite sex" when determining eligibility for veterans benefits.
There are aboutsame-sex married couples in the United States, according to estimates from the Census Bureau. April 9,
Archived from the original on March 22, See also. Retrieved August 23, Retrieved August 29, Truman signed legislation on May 6, , creating the Uniform Code of Military Justice , which became effective on May 31,