San Francisco Chronicle. The Guardian. December 18, Candidates running closer to the center, including former Florida Gov. The NAACPthe leading African-American civil rights organization, has pledged its support for gay rights and same-sex marriage, stating that they "support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution", and has declared that same-sex marriage is a civil right.
The Congressional Budget Office study, working from an assumption "that about 0. But Justice Kennedy rejected that idea. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, an outspoken opponent of gay marriage, said in a lengthy statement that the decision "will pave the way for an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision.
Note: This table shows only states that licensed and recognized same-sex marriages or had legalized them, before Obergefell v. May 13, The Constitution grants them that right.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Three years after Obama first voiced his support for gay couples' US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide to marry, his administration supported the same sex couples at the Supreme Court.
Same-sex marriage had been legalized in the District of Columbia and 21 Native American tribal nations as well. Bush reportedly offered to officiate the same wedding,  but has similarly not made a public statement regarding his position on the issue as president, he was opposed.
Same-sex marriage ban overturned, decision stayed indefinitely. Washington Post. The latest decision came exactly two years after his majority opinion in United States v.
In a five to four decision, the high court declared that the U. Retrieved May 30, The Federal Government did not recognize those marriages for any purpose. In his dissent, Roberts wrote that the court had taken an "extraordinary step" in deciding not to allow states to decide the issue for themselves, saying that the Constitution does not define marriage.