The decision made same-sex marriage a reality in the 13 states that had continued to ban it. There is a very strong correlation between education levels, and tolerance, inclusion and willingness to embrace difference," he said. Retrieved June 27, The six decisions of the four federal district courts were appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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Kennedy's reading of the ruling elicited tears in the courtroom, euphoria outside and the immediate issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in county offices in Georgia and Texas. Mayors of cities and boroughs are also authorized to perform marriage ceremonies.
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Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. June 29, In fact, earlier this month the high court ruled in Bostick v. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent. External Link: Canberra-Queanbeyan same-sex couples.
Warley Lum v. The Court rejected respondent states' framing of the issue as whether there were a "right to same-sex marriage,"  insisting its precedents "inquired about the right to marry in its comprehensive sense, asking if there was a sufficient justification for excluding the relevant class from the right.
External Link: Geelong same-sex couples. Kentucky county clerks repeatedly refused them marriage licenses. Due to the "substantial and continuing harm" and the "instability and uncertainty" caused by state marriage laws differing with regard to same-sex couples, and because respondent states had conceded that a ruling requiring them to marry same-sex couples would undermine their refusal to hold valid same-sex marriages performed in other states, the Court also held that states must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.
On February 3, , following the legalization of same-sex marriage, the Senate voted in favor of a bill seeking to update Virginia's statutory laws by making references to marriage gender-neutral. Thomas rejected the principle of substantive due process, which he claimed "invites judges to do exactly what the majority has done here—roa[m] at large in the constitutional field guided only by their personal views as to the fundamental rights protected by that document"; in doing so, the judiciary strays from the Constitution's text, subverts the democratic process, and "exalts judges at the expense of the People from whom they derive their authority.
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