They've been together for nearly 57 years and for years felt they had to hide their relationship, even from the children they raised. We know spouses do not always reconcile their differences. Arizona Memory Project. However, gay-rights activism has increased in Texas in recent years, and Houston last year re-elected its openly lesbian mayor.
Some gay rights activists initially feared the case, believing that a loss at a federal level could set back their more measured efforts to gain wider recognition for same-sex marriage, which is legal in five states passed same sex marriage law in Mesa and the District of Columbia.
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February 23, Courts of appeals District courts Supreme Court. Baptist Press. Tampico, Mexico: El Mercurio de Tamaulipas. Bob Egelko is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Soon after states passed same sex marriage law in Mesa finding, Hawaiian legislators added such a definition to the state constitution and thus made moot the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex partners.
Prior tosame-sex marriage was not performed or recognized in any U. The Morning Rundown Let our news meet your inbox. NBC News.
Legal since Rocky Mountain Poll. Bigamy or duress, for example, may invalidate a marriage. Several cities, including Phoenix and Tucsonhave ordinances in place designed to protect LGBT people from discrimination.
Read our discussion on marriage annulments in Arizona. Boston: Beacon Press. Creative Family Connections.