Marriage by amparo or by traveling out of state. Opponents of same-sex marriage who want marriage to be restricted to pairings of a man and a woman, such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsthe Catholic Churchand the Southern Baptist Conventionuse the term traditional marriage to mean opposite-sex marriage. All rights reserved. On 27 Maythe Constitutional Court of Latvia overturned an administrative court decision that refused an application to register a same-sex marriage in the country. Inthe Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling making it much easier for gay and lesbian couples to wed. September 6, - The California Legislature passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
September 3, - Judge Martin L.
In the Crown dependenciessame-sex marriage has been legal in the Isle of Man since 22 Julyin Guernsey and Alderney since 2 May and 14 Junerespectively and in Jersey since 1 July July 9, - Judge Joseph Tauro of Massachusetts rules that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it interferes with a state's right to define marriage. The high court cleared the way for same-sex couples in California to resume marrying after dismissing an appeal on Proposition 8 on jurisdictional grounds.
March 14, - A Superior Court judge rules that California's law that limits marriage to a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional.