Instead, it would propose a draft Civil Marriage Act and refer it to the Supreme Court for an advisory opinion. A lawyer is not required. September 27, - A New Jersey state judge rules that same-sex couples must be permitted to marry in New Jersey starting October The law goes into effect on January 1, November 12, - A South Carolina federal judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, delaying the effective date until November 20, allowing time for an appeal by the state's attorney general. So far, more than two dozen countries have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. The decision in Obergefell v.
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May 9, - An Arkansas state judge declares the state's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Daily Xtra. Second reading and committing the bill occurred on July 6, with a vote of
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