Brien that denying marriage rights to same-sex couples violated the state constitution,  and licenses became available on April Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. Same-sex unions in the United States. The other nine ban consensual sodomy for everyone: District Courts and Courts of Appeals have found state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, as have several state courts.
By this decision, Newsweek headlined "U.
See Obama's 20-Year Evolution on LGBT Rights
We also urge Congress to use its Article III, Section 2 power to prevent activist federal judges from imposing upon the rest of the nation the judicial activism in Massachusetts and California. Retrieved September 20, In Michiganon March 21, U. On January 1,after he had been challenged by some court clerks who believed he could not use the case to require them to license same-sex marriages, Judge Hinkle explained the scope of his injunction in Brenner v. District Judge Daniel D. Louis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and the city's marriage license department immediately complied.
By Katy Steinmetz April 10, Retrieved January 21, Retrieved from " https: Retrieved November 18, By this decision, Newsweek headlined "U. On January 16, the U. Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even as Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages.