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June 29 2015...The day same
Transcript of June 29 2015...The day same
sex marriage was made legal.
By:) Emma Drake!
On the day of June 26 2015 the Supreme court voted 5 (yes) to 4 (no). Justice Anthony Kennedy was a pivotal (piv·ot·al
a crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else). swing on the votes
Gay Marriage Timeline
Oct. 10, 1987 - First Mass Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony-On October 10, 1987, nearly 7,000 people witnessed a wedding on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Men and women cheered and threw rice and confetti as family, friends, and community members took part in the largest mass wedding in American history...But this was no ordinary wedding. And these were not typical brides and grooms. This wedding held special significance for its participants. Beyond the 'mass' nature of the celebration, something else was unique. The newlyweds that fall Saturday paired off as brides and brides, grooms and grooms. 'The Wedding,' as it came to be known, marked the symbolic beginning of nearly 2,000 same-sex marriages."
The Rainbow flag
The Rainbow flag represents the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender) community. The Community have been trying to get equality legal for more than 40 years.Some religions stands against
same-sex marriage because of
religious reasons. For example
Christianity/christians say its un-biblical (that's okay believe whatever you believe in)
Jim Obergefell was the lead plaintiff in this case after his husband John Arthur's death when the state of Ohio wouldn't but his name on John's death certificate.
The devoted couple were together for two decades and traveled to Maryland to officially marry in 2013, with his fiance/husband having been diagnosed with ALS. After his husband’s death, Jim Obergefell entered a legal battle with the state of Ohio to be recognized as the surviving spouse on Arthur’s death certificate. His case eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, combined with other suits, to become known as Obergefell v. Hodges, which ultimately asked whether all states must issue marriage licenses to gay couples. On June 26, 2015, the court ruled that the Constitution supports same-sex marriage for the entirety of the United States.
Gay Marriage Timeline.
May 18, 1970 - Same-Sex Couple Applies for Marriage License- On May 18, 1970, two University of Minnesota students, Richard John 'Jack' Baker and James Michael McConnell applied to Hennepin County District Court clerk Gerald Nelson for a marriage license. He denied and told the men he would not approve the application, because the applicants both were men.Baker and McConnell sued Nelson, claiming Minnesota law on marriage made no mention of gender. The trial court was not impressed with the argument, agreeing with Nelson. The state Supreme Court agreed with the lower court. When Baker-McConnell went to the U.S. Supreme Court, the couple was rejected again...Baker v. Nelson has been used in other states as precedent to block efforts at marriage equality.
Gay Marriage Timeline
Sep. 21, 1996 - Clinton Signs Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)-President Clinton signs Defense of Marriage Act into a law. It defines marriage as 'a legal union between 1 man and 1 woman as husband and wife' and defines a spouse as 'a person of the opposite sex/gender who is a husband or a wife.' That definition affects 1,049 laws determining eligibility for federal benefits, rights or privileges.
May 1997 - Hawaii Becomes the First State to Offer Domestic Partnership Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
Feb. 1998 - Alaska Superior Court Rules on Same-Sex Couples' Right to Marry
Dec. 20, 1999 - Vermont Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Couples Benefits and Protections
Nov. 2000 - Nebraska Voters Approve Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
Feb. 12, 2004 - City of San Francisco Begins Marrying Same-Sex Couples
Apr. 20, 2005 - Connecticut Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions
July 18, 2006 - House Rejects Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage
May 15, 2008 - California Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Gay Marriage
Nov. 4, 2008 - California Voters Approve a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage.
Voters Approve a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriages
June 3, 2009 - New Hampshire Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages
Feb. 23, 2011 - US President Barack Obama Declares Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional, Directs Department of Justice to Stop Defending the Law in Court
Gay Marriage Timeline
Feb. 13, 2012 - Washington Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Mar. 1, 2012 - Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Dec. 7, 2012 - US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases
May 2, 2013 - Rhode Island Becomes 10th US State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
May 7, 2013 - Delaware Becomes 11th US State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
May 19, 2014 - Oregon Becomes 18th State to Legalize Gay Marriage
May 20, 2014 - Pennsylvania Becomes 19th State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Nov. 12, 2014 - Kansas Becomes 33rd State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Nov. 20, 2014 - South Carolina Becomes 35th State to Legalize Gay Marriage
June 26, 2015 - US Supreme Court Makes Gay Marriage Legal in All 50 US States!!!!!!!
Why this event important
This event is important because
it made a new law and let thousands
of people get married legally across