Archived from the original on June 27, December 3, - A state court ruling makes Hawaii the first state to recognize that gay and lesbian couples are entitled to the same privileges as heterosexual married couples. Oral arguments in the case were heard on April 28, The Two-Way "The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote after recounting the legal struggles faced by same-sex partners. Supreme Court; the high court dismissed Hollingsworth for lack of standing and vacated the Ninth Circuit decision below, resulting with the original decision in Perry left intact. The order is effective immediately.
On November 13,Hawaii Gov.
Massachusetts was the first state to do so. January 12, - A federal judge rules South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional but stays the ruling. On June 26,the U. The two wed in after Massachusetts approved same-sex marriage.
Hodgeswhich is linked to three other same-sex marriage cases that rose up through the court system.