Iranian president: September 6, - The California Legislature passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Caspar Star Tribune. With several countries revising their marriage laws to recognize same-sex couples in the 21st century, all major English dictionaries have revised their definition of the word marriage to either drop gender specifications or supplement them with secondary definitions to include gender-neutral language or explicit recognition of same-sex unions. This country cannot afford to be a prison of timeworn prejudices which have no basis in modern society.
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Catholic New Service. June 25, - An appeals court strikes down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker. September 30, - The US Department of Defense issues new guidelines allowing military chaplains to perform same-sex ceremonies.
June 13, - District Judge Barbara Crabb temporarily blocks same-sex marriages in Wisconsin, pending appeals.