Same-Sex Marriage through the Years". As of FebruaryKansas remains the only state in the circuits affected by the Supreme Court's October 6 refusal to grant cert to continue to enforce in large measure its denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples. On March 26, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said the Sixth Circuit's stay meant that "the rights tied to these marriages are suspended". The first legal same-sex marriage ceremony in the United States happened on February 12th,when the mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, ordered city hall to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On October 7,the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in two cases, overturning a district court in Nevada that had found that state's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional and affirming the decision of a district court in Idaho that had found that state's ban unconstitutional. United States Supreme Court case. Retrieved June 28,
Thus, Obergefell raises only the second question, the recognition of same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.
Wymyslo on January 16, October 25, The Pacific island of Guam was set to be the first U. Windsor and Hollingsworth v.
Congressional reaction to that ruling, partly in anticipation of the approaching presidential election, resulted in the enactment of the Defense of Marriage Act DOMAwhich denied federal recognition of same-sex marriages.