The first legal same-sex marriage ceremony in the United States happened on February 12,when the mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, ordered city hall to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Supreme Court on January 6, Archived from the original on 26 April In some jurisdictions legalization came through the action of state courts or the enactment of state legislation.
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Justin Mallard right with their 7 week old baby twins Jordyn girl and his husband Brett Rancourt in black shirt and Sawyer boy in blue outside of their Chilliwack home on July 22, Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases.
Under similar circumstances, it never took a position on Indiana or Wisconsin 's marriages performed in brief periods, though it did recognize them once the respective states announced they would do so. A gay or bisexual man has the option of surrogacythe process in which a woman bears a child for another person through artificial insemination or carries another woman's surgically implanted fertilized egg to birth.
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Supreme Court reversed, restoring joint custody to the adoptive mother on March 7, In Decemberthe Supreme Court of Arkansas upheld a state law only allowing opposite-sex couples to be automatically listed as parents on their children's birth certificates, while prohibiting same-sex couples from being allowed the same on an equal basis.
Joint adoption allowed 1. On 7 Aprilthe Court ruled that marriage doesn't exclusively apply to opposite-sex couples. For the date of legalization of same sex marriage in Chilliwack, see Gay Marriage book.
Louis County , where an official said "We believe it's a county-by-county decision",  began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples the next day. Not recognized in Caribbean overseas territories , though marriage-equivalent ordered for the Cayman Islands.
Your account has been reactivated. Justin Mallard and his husband Brett Rancourt in black shirt with their 7 week old baby twins Jordyn girl in white and Sawyer boy in blue outside of their Chilliwack home on July 22, Archived from the original on 8 November Retrieved November 27,