This seems to counter the argument that recognition of same-sex marriage would weaken the institution of marriage. Olin Burkhart, left, and Carl Burkhart kiss on the steps of the New Hampshire Capitol in January after the state's law allowing same-sex marriage went into effect.
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Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Connecticut. Wisconsin Gazette. This could mean that state officials will accept as valid the marriages performed in recent days, according to John Knight, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union who helped argue the Wisconsin case.
Neil Abercrombie, left, and former Sen. Marriages that violate the public policy of this state include, but are not limited to, same-sex marriages, and marriages entered into under the laws of another state or country with the intent to evade the prohibitions of the marriage laws of this state.
The following map shows state laws prior to the Supreme Court ruling:. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Ohio. Retrieved December 2, PS Rhode Island state Sen.
The Marriage Equality Act does not require religious institutions to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples, but no state employee can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. First, if Wisconsin should ever be required to recognize these marriages by either state constitutional amendment or by a U.
June 1 marked the first day that all of Illinois' counties could begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Hidden categories: Use mdy dates from August No statute banning same-sex unions.