Retrieved 13 March Same-sex marriage has been legalized in the District of Columbia and 21 Native American tribal jurisdictions as well. Retrieved June 27, Despite the perennial efforts of rulers and priests to control and define matrimony, countless couples in the past simply married themselves, without formalities. Florida gay-marriage ban unconstitutional".
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Moore also ruled that Colorado's ban against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Scholars and the general public became increasingly interested in the issue during the late 20th century, a period when attitudes toward homosexuality and laws regulating homosexual behaviour were liberalized, particularly in western Europe and the United States. Before the 20th century, she asserted, sex between women was largely unimaginable, even to those who lived and slept together. S District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled that same-sex couples in Cook Countywhich includes Illinois' largest city Chicagocould obtain marriage licenses immediately and need not wait until the law's June 1 effective date. Retrieved 11 January After moving to San Retrieved January 27,