Beginning in Julyover forty federal and state courts cited Windsor to strike down state bans on the licensing or recognition of same-sex marriage. The other nine ban consensual sodomy for everyone: States where gay marriage is legal. Retrieved November 20, Bush reportedly offered to officiate the same wedding,  but has similarly not made a public statement regarding his position on the issue as president, he was opposed.
Marriages licensed between December 20,and January 6,
History of same-sex marriage in the United States
The first two decades of the 21st century saw same-sex marriage receive support from prominent figures in the civil rights movementincluding Coretta Scott KingJohn LewisJulian Bondand Mildred Loving. Bush sought to officiate same-sex wedding: Retrieved February 17, Supreme Court declined to consider the case, Baker v. Massachusetts was the first state to do so.
A series of federal court decisions strike down same-sex marriage bans in several states, and the Supreme Court declines to review cases in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, effectively requiring those states to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. Guam Pacific Daily News. According to the statistics, female couples were four times more likely to have children than male couples. Religious Exemption Statutes State statutes outlining protection for clergy, religious groups and others from being required to solemnize marriages. The legislature is the first in the United States to act without a court order to sanction same-sex marriages.