Marriage is between a man and woman The date marked the first day that all of Illinois' counties could begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts. To be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman. Oregon Ballot Measure 36 .
Legalized same-sex marriage in Massachusetts on May 17,
The 13 states that still ban same-sex marriage
Views Read Edit View history. Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has shifted rapidly since polling of the American people regarding the issue first began on an occasional basis in the s and a regular basis in the s, with support having consistently risen while opposition has continually fallen. Connecticut Supreme Court ruling in Kerrigan v. A state court judge ruled in November that Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage was illegal. State Issue 1 . There might be a discussion about this on the talk page.
To be valid or recognized in this State, a marriage may exist only between one man and one woman. Archived from the original on November 4, Retrieved May 8, Florida began allowing same-sex marriages after a federal judge struck down the state's ban. Mississippi had once banned same-sex couples from adopting, but the law requiring this was ruled unconstitutional by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on March 31, Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage on June 26, Gay rights organizations swiftly denounced Moore's January 6,order.