Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Today, Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya were the first same-sex couple to marry in Costa Rica, as marriage equality became legal in the country. It took a while. In a landmark opinion , the Inter-American Court of Human Rights stated that all rights applicable to heterosexual couples should extend to same-sex couples.
Same-sex marriage is made legal nationwide with Obergefell v. Hodges decision
Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States : The Two-Way : NPR
Hodges making same-sex marriage the law of the land, most states still have outdated laws on their books like the ones Virginia just repealed. Indiana is one of those states, though an attempt to remove its gay marriage ban was unsuccessful last month in the Republican-controlled state Legislature. In fact, GOP opposition to its removal derailed legislation seeking to raise the legal age to marry in the state from 15 to Only a male may marry a female. Matt Pierce, a Democrat, said in defense of the amendment. Apparently to the Republican caucus it is controversial.
Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide
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Five years ago, the U. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guaranteed a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Friday, the nation remember the historic decision.