The pace of state legislative action quickened in
In Junea federal judge in Guam ruled their ban to be unconstitutional, making Guam the first territory to allow same-sex marriage.
New Hampshire also passed same-sex marriage legislation in Junebringing the total number of states that allowed same-sex marriage to five.
On June 26,the U.
With the state court decision in October that the state must recognize same-sex marriage, New Jersey officials are considering whether to pass legislation on same-sex marriage to answer some questions left unanswered in the court decision.
Pastor Kip Laxson.
Enforcement of the bans has been inconsistent; the Traditional Plan aspires to beef up discipline against those engaged in defiance.
The state Supreme Court heard arguments in October and ruled on Dec.
Vermont that said same-sex couples are entitled, under the state constitution's "Common Benefits Clause," to the same benefits and protections as married opposite-sex couples.
The bill converted civil unions to marriage and recognizes civil unions and same sex marriage from other jurisdictions.
Circuit upheld four states' bans on same-sex marriage.