Freshman Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse applauded the ruling, saying his administration was poised to carry out the judge's order. Civil unions and registered partnerships. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell, same-sex couples can marry nationwide and states must extend all the rights and benefits of marriage to same-sex couples.
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Public Religion Research Institute. Levinson wrote that "marriage is a basic civil right" and that "on its face and as applied," the Hawaii law "denies same-sex couples access to the marital status and its concomitant rights and benefits. Wolf -- said the opinion by Jones would rise to the distinguished collection of legal scholarship in this country.
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By June 30,exactly 4, same-sex couples had married in the state of Hawaii since legalization on December 2,making up Those cases were resolved on June 26,and on November 13, Hawaii enacted the Hawaii Marriage Equality Actending its ban on same-sex marriage.
Common-law marriage Israel 6. The Ninth Circuit announced on October 10, that it had dismissed the case as moot because of Hawaii's legalization of same-sex marriage and voided the district court's decision.
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Numerous legislative attempts to enact fuller civil unions equivalent with other jurisdictions' civil unions and domestic partnerships failed. During the s and onwards, LGBT rights entered into the public eye, which was followed by multiple pro-LGBT rights reforms, including the repeal of the sodomy law.
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