Annual Population Estimates. The Supreme Court decided not to hear the cases, thereby allowing the decisions from the 4th, 7th and 10th U. The Oregonian. November 18, - The Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Statute bans same-sex marriage. Interested in this topic? Some county officials had issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples in previous years.
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And inthe country enacted a law allowing gay couples in registered partnerships the right to adopt children. Iowa Supreme Court ruling in Varnum v. Same-sex marriage in Ohio. In Aprilthe Constitutional Court declared the law to be constitutionally valid.
Post- Obergefellsix states have, on occasion, attempted to deny same-sex couples full adoption rights to varying degrees.