In Nevada — a state long known for quickie marriages — voters approved a ballot initiative in to ban same-sex marriage. On Nov. Now, they discuss worst-case scenarios with voters and the need to safeguard same-sex marriage at the state level. Hodges ruling alarmed some voters, advocates say. Opponents to some extent agree. Janine Hansen, the president of Nevada Families for Freedom, said the vacant seat on the high court adds an interesting dimension to Question 2, but not one that changes her stance.
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Same-sex marriage is the marriage of people of the same sex or gender. The first lawsuits involving same-sex marriage, also called gay marriage , started in the s, bringing the question of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples to public attention. Many of these lawsuits were unsuccessful. Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon become the first gay couple to marry and receive official recognition after being together for 50 years.
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This article summarizes the same-sex marriage laws of states in the United States. Via the case Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, , the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage in a decision that applies nationwide, with the possible exception of American Samoa and some tribal nations.
Now that we have become what the Human Rights Campaign calls "two Americas" when it comes to gay rights, could a gay and lesbian "brain drain" away from states that ban same-sex marriage be far behind? It was telling that of America's top corporations and municipalities were so worried about losing talented gay and lesbian workers that they filed briefs with the U. Several of those companies were concerned about losing LGBT workers with foreign-born partners, prompting the companies to write a letter to Congress saying, "We cannot afford to lose our most precious resource: talent. And that talent is apparently already being lost, due to an LGBT job flight that began even before the Supreme Court's rulings. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission published a report earlier this year on the economic impact of that state's law that bans domestic partnerships for state workers.