Washington CNN -- The District of Columbia's same-sex marriage law will go into effect as scheduled this week, after the Supreme Court refused to stop its enforcement. Chief Justice John Roberts issued a three-page order Tuesday, a day before the law becomes official. He concluded the high court should defer to local matters in the federal district of Washington.
Minutes after a judge entered a final ruling, the New Haven city clerk's office issued its first marriage license to a gay couple. It went to Barbara and Robin Levine-Ritterman of New Haven, one of the eight couples who successfully challenged a state law prohibiting gay marriage. They said their vows and exchanged rings in a brief ceremony led by state Appellate Court Judge F.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.
Reuters - Twelve of the 50 U. The U. Supreme Court was expected on Wednesday to issue rulings in two major cases relating to gay marriage.
Gay couples from all over saved the date -- Nov. More than 17, same-sex couples have been married in the state since the law took effect, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health vital statistics, which has tracked all births, marriages, civil unions, deaths and fetal deaths in Connecticut since July Renee Coppolathe registrar of vital statistics in New Haventold the New Haven Register that 75 percent of the same-sex marriages performed are from out of state, some as far as Texas and Arizona.
Just like with all state and federal licenses and certificates, there is a time for all Connecticut justices of the peace to have their refresher and take their oath in the town to which they are certified. A certified justice of the peace in the state of Connecticut has a term that is same as that of the president of the United States, which is four years. For a justice of the peace, the term officially started on Jan.
Latest Development: The U. Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, thereby requiring all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Background and History: State legislatures, voters and more recently the courts have made sweeping changes over the past two decades in laws defining whether marriage is limited to relationships between a man and a woman or is extended to same-sex couples.
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. Connecticut was the second state to do so after Massachusetts. McDonald and State Representative Michael LawlorCo-Chairpersons of the Judiciary Committee, announced the introduction of a bill that would give same-sex couples full marriage rights in the state of Connecticut. Governor Jodi Rell said she would veto any same-sex marriage legislation.
Accept same-sex marriage documents validly issued within the 50 U. States, Washington, D. The documents should comply with the criteria of the issuing State listed in RM