Newsom was mayor nine years ago when he first allowed same-sex couples to marry. Gkimisis, a student from Greece, says he is most excited about the striking down of DOMA since it will affect his four-year relationship. Stewart and Lt. The couple has been together five years.
7 Short Years: From Proposition 8 to National Gay Marriage?
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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Prop 8 proposal: He said yes! Story highlights The high court opts not to consider the issues of the appeal Instead, it rules on whether those who brought the suit to the court were entitled to do so State officials had refused to defend Proposition 8 after a California court suspended it Justice Kennedy, in dissent, says the court's majority undercut the initiative process. The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds, ruling Wednesday private parties do not have "standing" to defend California's voter-approved ballot measure barring gay and lesbian couples from state-sanctioned wedlock. The ruling clears the way for same-sex marriages in California to resume.
Proposition 8 Timeline: A History Of California's Gay Marriage Ban And Its Legal Challenges
A look at key events in the courtroom and at the polling place involving Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California:. June 28, - Same-sex marriages resume with wedding of two plaintiffs in Prop. June 26, - The Supreme Court decided that it could not rule on a challenge to Prop. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the request to allow same-sex marriages to resume.
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in California on June 26, , allowing all same-sex couples in California the ability to marry once and for all. History and the Path to Victory: August 17, The California Legislature passes a state statute restricting marriage to different-sex couples. Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill into law. March 8, Marriage opponents push through Proposition 22, a ballot initiative concerning a state statute restricting marriage to different-sex couples. February 12, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, California, directs officials in the city to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.