Retrieved April 6, Wright Allen strikes down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex couples whose marriages are not recognized by the federal government are ineligible for spousal and survivor Social Security benefits and are ineligible for the benefits due the spouse of a federal government employee. Office of Personnel ManagementMassachusetts v. This was the first same-sex couple married in Colombia. Same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. Retrieved 11 July
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Same-sex marriage in the United States
December 3, - A state court ruling makes Hawaii the first state to recognize that gay and lesbian couples are entitled to the same privileges as heterosexual married couples. At the Perry v. Any person who otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of this chapter may marry any other eligible person regardless of gender. July 14, - The US Senate blocks a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage from moving forward in Congress. Retrieved 1 June District Court for the District of Arizona ruling in Connolly v.
Retrieved 2 October Retrieved December 26, March 14, - A federal preliminary injunction is ordered against Tennessee's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states. Hodgescouples in same-sex marriages could only obtain a divorce in jurisdictions that recognized same-sex marriages, with some exceptions. It would also allow same-sex couples to adopt children. No recent polling data.