But one can also make a strong positive case for an amendment. For example, members of a same-sex couple legally married in Massachusetts could not file joint federal income tax returns even if they filed joint state income tax returns. September 16, However, by the end ofa number of states had enacted same-sex marriage both through the actions of their state legislatures VermontNew HampshireNew Yorkand through popular vote MaineMarylandWashington. More detailed message would go here to provide context for the user and how to proceed.
On the other hand, of the 11 states in which amendments defining marriage were on the ballot, all passed handily.
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