In parallel with the campaign for same-sex marriage, LGBT civil rights gained legal recognition. Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals from that circuit's decision. A effort to oust a fourth judge was unsuccessful. Marriage between persons of same sex". Michael Barbaro May 19,
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Journal of the American Medical Association: Retrieved May 15, Abbott Laboratoriesruled that distinctions based on sexual orientation are subject to the "heightened scrutiny" standard of review. The law took effect on December 2, Retrieved 4 September Chad Biggs, left, and Chris Creech say their wedding vows at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 10,after a federal judge ruled that same-sex marriage can begin in the state. Recognized partnership law, ".
In Kentuckyon February 12, U. Diario de Teresina in Portuguese. Two other studies examined personal reports from LGBT adults and their families living in Memphis, Tennesseeimmediately after a successful ballot campaign banned same-sex marriage. The Defense of Marriage Actbefore being struck down by the Supreme Court inwas a law that gave the federal definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Note that tax returns had to be filed by April 15, Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in Utah when it declined to hear the state's appeal of a lower court ruling.