The decision goes into effect on June 16 at 5: Avery Chumbley celebrate with a copy of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser after Abercrombie signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Los Angeles Times. November 8, - Texas becomes the 19th state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Amending the California Constitution by voter initiative requires a simple majority to be enacted.
The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously on May 26,that the approximately 18, same-sex marriages that had occurred prior to Proposition 8's passage would still be valid and must continue to be recognized in the state, since the amendment does not state explicitly that it would nullify the same-sex marriages performed before it took effect. September 14, - The Massachusetts Legislature rejects a proposed amendment to its state constitution to ban same-sex marriages. Gay villages Community centers. The California Supreme Court votes 6 to 1 to.
Majority of Californians now support gay marriage".