On March 5,a bill to allow same-sex marriage in Minnesota was introduced in the Minnesota Senate. Main article: Minnesota Amendment 1. History of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, - present. Inthe Minnesota Legislature passed its own version of what has been referred to as the Defense of Marriage Act Laws of Minnesotachapterarticle Unlike the State Supreme Court decision here overturning an earlier ban on same-sex marriage, this decision is not about to set off a race to the chapel by same-sex couples.
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Missouri votes to ban same-sex marriage. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. On June 26,the U. They affirmed that Minnesota's Defense of Marriage Act does not violate the single subject or freedom of conscience clauses of the Minnesota Constitution.
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Andrew Kliewer 20C is from Dallas. Even if the panel upholds the lower court ruling, it could be a while before same-sex couples can resume marrying in the state. That provoked some gay rights activists to take a matter that had been waged on a state-by-state basis to federal court, essentially staking the entire agenda on one case.
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Povich, Elaine S. Lewin, the U. The Timeline: - A same-sex couple in Minnesota applies for a marriage license. Ross, Jenna.