Retrieved October 6, Updated June 19, Where that right is 'located' in the Constitution is a separate and subsidiary question. Retrieved July 17, In the s, he had supported same-sex marriage while campaigning for the Illinois Senate. States such as Oregon do not distinguish between opposite-sex and same-sex marriages in their official records. And it's very well-reasoned.
As of Novembersame-sex marriage is legally recognized in 40 tribal jurisdictions.
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The first two decades of the 21st century saw same-sex marriage receive support from prominent participants in the civil rights movementincluding Coretta Scott KingJohn LewisJulian Bondand Mildred Loving. What is the state interest in preventing sodomy? Balancing strong advocacy of this position with respectful engagement with those who oppose same-sex marriage, Evan Gerstmann concludes not only that the Constitution protects same-sex marriage but also that it is the proper role of the courts to enforce this right. Latinos should see gay marriage a civil right - CNN. Several psychological studies    have shown that an increase in exposure to negative conversations, media messages, and negative reactions among peers about same-sex marriage creates a harmful environment for LGBT people that may affect their health and well-being, especially among its younger members. Perry to the U.
According to a General Accounting Office study, at least 1, U. The revised and expanded second edition of Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution makes the case that the Constitution has long protected the right to marry, and that this protection includes the right to marry a person of the same gender. District Court of Northern California. Prior tothe federal government did not define marriage; any marriage recognized by a state was recognized by the federal government, even if that marriage was not recognized by one or more states, as was the case until with interracial marriagewhich some states banned by statute. Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has shifted rapidly since polling of the American people regarding the issue first began on an occasional basis in the s and a regular basis in the s, with support having consistently risen while opposition has continually fallen.