July 2008
State Legislatures;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p19
The article reports on a decision issued by the California Supreme Court declaring that the state ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, opening the door for gay weddings in California. It relates that even before the decision was announced, opponents have collected over 1 million signatures to put a Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) initiative on the ballot in fall 2008. It cites that the federal government does not recognize gay marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships.


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