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The movement to obtain marriage rights for same-sex couples expanded steadily from that time until in late lawsuits had been brought in every state that still denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Timeline of same-sex marriage
Crabtree in Marie v. Hinkleruling in Brenner v. In California, same-sex marriage was legal briefly in following a court ruling permitting it. The Supreme Court's action allowed the decisions of the lower courts to take effect. Archived from the original on June 30, Retrieved February 13, That decision was met by actions at both the federal and state level to restrict marriage to male-female couples, notably the enactment at the federal level of the Defense of Marriage Act.