Governor Douglas vetoed the bill, but the veto was overridden by the legislature. Young ruled that Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. August 28, Delaware Gov. Spokesman Review. Officials in some smaller jurisdictions, notably San Francisco, joined the controversy in early by issuing marriage licenses in defiance of local prohibitions; these licenses were later found to be invalid. Bloomberg News.
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