The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U. Supreme Court. The county clerk, Gerald Nelson, refused to give it to them. Obviously, he told them, marriage was for people of the opposite sex; it was silly to think otherwise. He and McConnell, a librarian, had met at a Halloween party in Oklahoma in , shortly after Baker was pushed out of the Air Force for his sexuality. From the beginning, the men were committed to one another.
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Greg Allen. People gathered near the White House on Friday evening to see it lit in rainbow colors as a commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court decision Friday that upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry was one for the history books. Obergefell v. Hodges was exalted by gay rights groups and their supporters, and condemned by those who believe that marriage should be reserved for one man and one woman. In fact, many of them did not wait long before raising the idea of passing a constitutional amendment to ban it. The prospect that the attempt will prove successful seems unlikely, though.
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June 24, Photo Credit: AP. In vote, senators blocked New York from becoming the sixth state to recognize unions between two men or two women. Gay marriage is legal in Connecticut , Iowa , Massachusetts , New Hampshire and Vermont - only the last two did so by legislation. But when the votes were tallied none of the 30 Republicans had voted "yeah" despite GOP leader Dean Skelos of Rockville Centre saying there would be no bloc voting.
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