April 14, - Oregon's Supreme Court nullifies the same-sex marriage licenses issued there in The establishment of same-sex marriage is associated with a significant reduction in the rate of attempted suicide among children, with the effect being concentrated among children of a minority sexual orientation. January 12, - A federal judge rules South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional but stays the ruling. With that ruling, adoption by same-sex couples became legal in all fifty states. Warley Lum v. Carhart Whole Woman's Health v. More than twenty other countries and parts of Mexico also have laws allowing same-sex marriage.
November 6, - Voters in Maryland, Washington and Maine pass referendums legalizing same-sex marriage.
US: Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage
Connecticutthe Court affirmed that the fundamental rights found in the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause "extend to certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy, including intimate choices that define personal identity and beliefs," but the "identification and protection" of these fundamental rights "has not been reduced to any formula. The Christian Science Monitor. June 26, - The Supreme Court rejects parts of the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA in a decision, dismissing an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds and ruling same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits. November 19, - A federal judge overturns Montana's same-sex marriage ban. Kraemer Sipuel v. Himes with Henry v. Full text of Obergefell ruling".
Some counties in Alabama issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples for three weeks until the state Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop doing so. One study surveyed more than 1, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults across the nation and found that respondents from the 25 states that have outlawed same-sex marriage had the highest reports of " minority stress "—the chronic social stress that results from minority-group stigmatization—as well as general psychological distress. Ray Jenkins v. However, the judge prevents couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision. John Baldacci signs a bill less than an hour after the state legislature approves it.