Retrieved 25 July The same-sex marriage Senate endorsement tracker. Retrieved 30 September May 9, - Excerpts from an interview with ABC air in which Obama endorses same-sex marriagethe first such statement by a sitting president. Archived from the original PDF on December 13, Money, Myths, and Change:
On 10 Februarythe Constitutional Court of Costa Rica announced it would hear a case seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in Costa Rica and declare the country's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
Same-sex marriage: What does human rights law say about claims of equality?
Retrieved 11 July Voters in Arizona and Florida also approve similar amendments to their state constitutions. Hodges in which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, stating that "races don't fall in love, genders don't fall in love—people fall in love". Retrieved December 26, The couple, an Australian woman and her French spouse, had married in France inbut were denied residency in Bulgaria a year later when they attempted to move there. May 26, - The California Supreme Court upholds the passage of Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage.
On 5 Januarya court in Changshasouthern Hunan Provinceagreed to hear the lawsuit of year-old Sun Wenlin filed in December against the Bureau of Civil Affairs of Furong District for its June refusal to let him marry his year-old male partner, Hu Mingliang. Archived from the original on 3 July Same-sex marriage is not legal in Japan. The New Jersey Supreme Court denied the state's request to prevent same-sex marriages temporarily, clearing the way for same-sex couples to marry. There is no complete data on the number of same-sex marriages conducted in the United States.