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US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide
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About Follow Donate. Timeline provided by Stateline. Hawaii Supreme Court rules the state must show a compelling reason to ban same-sex marriage and orders a lower court to hear a case seeking the right of same-sex couples to marry. Utah Gov.
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On Saturday, speakers painted the fight over Proposition 8 as another test of a movement that began with the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York in , survived the emergence of the AIDS crisis in the s, and has since made enormous strides in societal acceptance, whether in television shows or in antidiscrimination laws. Weiner of Brooklyn. In Los Angeles, where wildfires had temporarily grabbed headlines from continuing protests over Proposition 8, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa addressed a crowd of about 9, people in Spanish and English, and seemed to express confidence that the measure, which is being challenged in California courts, would be overturned. It is the wind of optimism and hope.
Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement. The court ruled that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the landmark ruling, gay marriage becomes legal in all 50 states.