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District Court for the District of Alaska ruling in Hamby v. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. The FMA's Republican co-sponsors, Senator Wayne Allard R-CO and Representative Marilyn Musgrave R-COannounced new language for the proposed amendment on March 23,replacing the second sentence of the amendment with "Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman. She said one couple was even called with derogoratory names when turned away by officials at oThongathi in KwaZulu-Natal. The Senate has only voted on cloture motions with regard to the proposed amendment, the last of which was on June 7,when the motion failed 49 to 48, falling short of the 60 votes required to allow the Senate to proceed to consideration of the proposal and the 67 votes required to send the proposed amendment to the states for ratification. The version of the Federal Marriage Amendment stated:

Many used the federalism argument, including Senator John KerrySenator John McCainand Representative Ron Paulwho opposed the FMA for several reasons, one of which that regulating marriage is not a proper role of the federal government.

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Armenia Estonia Israel Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. Same-sex marriage petitions denied". Opponents of the FMA argued that no federal court has ever ordered a state to permit same-sex marriage. Most Read on IOL. Hodges that the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities, is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. American Psychological Association

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Retrieved May 19, Retrieved September 24, Top court must decide if unwed couples can be treated as spouses in domestic-violence cases. The "red equal sign" project started by the Human Rights Campaign was an electronic campaign primarily based on Facebook that encouraged users to change their profile images to a red equal sign to express support for same-sex marriage. This discrimination stemmed from the implementation of Section 6 of the Civil Union Act, which allows non-religious marriage officers to object to solemnising a same-sex marriage based on religion, conscience and belief even though they are providing a secular state service. Archived from the original on 10 November One of the largest scale uses of social media to mobilize support for same-sex marriage preceded and coincided with the arrival at the U.