January 3-December 30, Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macauresidency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong. Among several Native American tribes, customs of " two-spirit " individuals existed: people who would dress, act and live as the opposite gender, as well as perform tasks associated with the opposite gender.
Same-sex marriage advocates believe that public opinion is now on their side, so they could win their rights even by taking it directly to voters.
No actual cases to date. Lambda Legal Applauds Introduction of Ordinance Amendment to Preserve Domestic Partner Benefits in Chicago Chicago, IL June 11, — Lambda Legal issued the following statement today concerning the introduction by Alderman Tom Tunney of a proposed amendment to the Chicago domestic partnership ordinance that will preserve benefits for city employees who marry their same-sex partners in other states or countries.
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County or city does not offer domestic partner benefits. Kansas — Johnson County and 60 other counties out of a total of countieswhere clerks or judges decided to honor a federal appellate court decision. Hodges on June 26,which ruled that the denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples is unconstitutional, the number of judicial districts issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples increased steadily.
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December 4, Any business with four or more employees will be covered; whereas the Supreme Court ruling only affects businesses with at least 15 employees. We do know that in Michigan, Utah and Arkansas, courts have said marriage licenses that were issued are still good.
April 5, Opponents of the freedom to marry in Kansas push through Kansas Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry and any other legal family status. Read our latest news or search by issue area.