Texas which struck down sodomy laws in 13 states. Supreme Court Justice Samuel AlitoCircuit Justice for the Third Circuit, denied the clerk's application for a stay on July 8,and the Third Circuit denied the clerk's petition to rehear her case for intervention on August 4, It goes into effect July 1, August 20, - The Supreme Court grants a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. More frequently it came as the result of the decisions of federal courts. Virginia General Assembly.
Kansas and Texas were next inand saw seven more states passing Constitutional amendments against gay marriage.
A Report on the Secret World of the Lesbian. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military Injust one year after the historic Stonewall Riots that galvanized the gay rights movement, law student Richard Baker and librarian James McConnell applied for a marriage license in Minnesota. Retrieved January 25,
Taiwan is the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.