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Since that decision, nearly two dozen judges have relied on Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion for the court to extend the Windsor decision to strike down state same-sex marriage bans in every region of the country. Despite growing support for same-sex marriage in many European countries, divisions remain.
The court eventually agreed to hear the California case as well as the federal Defense of Marriage Act case. Works of art and cultural heritage sites are common casualties in war. Writing that into the state constitution would prevent state judges from overturning the law to allow gay marriage, as the state Supreme Court did in Massachusetts.
The Windsor decision expressly left open the question of whether states could limit marriage to a man and a woman, yet "courts are all looking to the Supreme Court's Windsor precedent as the rule of same sex marriage controversy articles in Gainesville for challenges to state marriage laws," Colorado and 16 other states that do not allow same-sex marriage told the court in support of the state appeals.
Inthe Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, but the decision has not spurred much action among member states. Florida4Marriage, the group pushing the amendment, hassignatures and needs only 13, more to put it before voters. In Florida, some cities, including Tampa, Gainesville and Miami Beach, have domestic partner registries, where unmarried couples, gay or straight, can sign up and be allowed to share health insurance benefits in government jobs, and also receive medical cards allowing each other to visit in the hospital.
But in some states, bans similar to the one proposed in Florida have opened the door to lawsuits challenging all domestic partnership benefits. Polling by Afrobarometer between and found that 78 percent [PDF] of Africans across thirty-four countries were intolerant of homosexuality.
Chile allows same-sex civil unions. Lawmakers in Thailand and Vietnam have considered bills to legalize same-sex marriage or civil partnerships.
The Windsor decision expressly left open the question of whether states could limit marriage to a man and a woman, yet "courts are all looking to the Supreme Court's Windsor precedent as the rule of decision for challenges to state marriage laws," Colorado and 16 other states that do not allow same-sex marriage told the court in support of the state appeals.
More than two dozen countries have legalized same-sex marriage. Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan allow people to register as a third gender in official documents. Portman of Ohio and Democratic Sens. Their central message is that the amendment could prevent all unmarried couples from receiving the benefits or protections that married couples receive, and that it could bring financial hardship to seniors especially.