Boston Mayor Thomas Menino 's attempt to extend health care benefits to city employees' domestic partners by executive order, instead  was successfully challenged by the Catholic Action League in court. The Act also gives new protections to cohabitating couples, both same-sex and opposite-sex. On May 15,the Supreme Court struck down California's existing statutes limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples in a ruling. Southern Baptist Convention". Department of Public Health that denying marriage rights to same-sex couples violated the Massachusetts Constitution. Rights and legal issues.
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Cicero mentions the marriage using the Latin verb for "to marry", i. On 5 Junethe European Court of Justice ruled, in a case from Romaniathat, under the specific conditions of the couple in question, married same-sex couples have the same residency rights as other married couples in an EU country, even if that country does not permit or recognize same-sex marriage. Fox News.