Yet in sodomy and marriage cases, states have attempted to sidestep this analysis by claiming that anti-gay laws target homosexual conduct, not homosexual status. Sullivan, U. Alice L. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Missouri.
Retrieved March 30, Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Mexico. Note: This table shows only states that licensed and recognized same-sex marriages or had legalized them, before Obergefell v. Passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by the Governor of Minnesota.
Louis County also began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
It may seem tempting to tease further findings from this evidence, but it may well be misleading. These case studies demonstrate a broad range of enforcement patterns within which the remaining states are likely to fall. Sonja E.
Over the last 15 years, lawmakers and school administrators have increasingly recognized that LGBT youth are a vulnerable population in school settings, and many have implemented policies designed to ensure all students feel safe and welcome at school.
They were often, though not always, successful. On December 10, the couples asked the Eighth Circuit to vacate the district court's stay or hear their appeal on an expedited basis.