Amid some confusion about timing, same-sex marriages began shortly after the decision.
After the U.
In Octoberthe Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a ban against same-sex marriage was in violation of the equal protection clause in the state constitution.
Background and History:
The earlier New Jersey Supreme Court decision had required the state to offer the same legal rights to same-sex couples that married, opposite sex couples had.
The status of same-sex marriage remains in flux.
Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately signed the legislation.
The Supreme Court decided not to hear the cases, thereby allowing the decisions from the 4th, 7th and 10th U.
Voters upheld the law and it went into effect on Jan.
The public national discussion around same-sex marriage first began in kirsten dunst boob slip the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that laws denying same-sex couples the right to marry violated state constitutional equal protection rights unless the state could show a "compelling reason" for such discrimination.
The Maine initiative and the Washington and Maryland referendum votes to uphold the same-sex marriage laws marked a watershed.