By the time the court took up the final case, gays could marry in 36 states. The Print Edition. Inshe noted, sodomy was a crime in nearly every state, gays were routinely persecuted and barred from public and private employment, and homosexuality was classified as a mental illness.
In the years they spent waiting for a ruling on their case, they had become activists, speaking at high schools and colleges, traveling the country to raise money. FOX17 Nashville. And even if it did, he argued, limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples would constitute unconstitutional discrimination on the basis of sex, violating both the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.
January 27, Albert Mohler Jr. The judge determined that the plaintiffs could not show they had been harmed by the Obergefell ruling. Bush, 11 states proposed constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage, and they all won. In Septemberthe Greene County Commission passed a resolution expressing opposition to same-sex marriage.
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