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Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately signed the legislation.
The law took effect 30 days after signing, making same-sex marriages available in New York in late July 2011.
12, 2014, lifted its hold on issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Kansas. In June 2015, a federal judge in Guam ruled their ban to be unconstitutional, making Guam the first territory to allow same-sex marriage.
In April 2000, Vermont approved landmark legislation to recognize civil unions between same-sex couples, granting them virtually all the benefits, protections and responsibilities that married couples have under Vermont law.
In February, the court answered, "segregating same-sex unions from opposite-sex unions cannot possibly be held rationally to advance or preserve" the governmental aim of encouraging "stable adult relationships for the good of the individual and of the community, especially its children." Under this decision, the state of Massachusetts began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in May 2004. In 2005, Connecticut became the second state to enact a state law providing civil unions to same-sex couples.
In October 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the legislature to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples or to establish a separate legal structure, such as civil unions, to give same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex marriage couples.
The New Jersey legislature chose to create civil unions in 2007, which gave same-sex couples the same legal rights as married, opposite sex couples.
New Hampshire legislation also created civil unions in 2007, making it the fourth state to adopt that approach.
All states have some court case pending on the topic. The Supreme Court decided not to hear the cases, thereby allowing the decisions from the 4th, 7th and 10th U. The judge put the January decision on hold to allow the state to prepare. The decision is the first by a federal appeals court to uphold the bans. Since that time, many states have taken actions to clearly define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman and others have allowed same-sex couples to marry.
In 2009, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a statute allowing same sex marriage and ending civil unions.
In April 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the state's ban against same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Same-sex marriages were delayed, pending the ballot outcome.
Voters approved the referendum, effectively repealing the law in November 2009.