In Aprilthe Supreme Court announced it would hear a lawsuit that seeks to declare Article 44 of the Civil Code unconstitutional for outlawing same-sex marriage. Finally, the Constitutional Court ruled against the banning of the referendum 5—4 and the referendum was held on 20 December See photos from states that approved same-sex marriage before the nationwide ruling: Retrieved July 19, Amy Klein-Matheny, left, and her wife, Jennifer, exchange vows in Iowa after same-sex couples were allowed to marry there with an April 3,court ruling. March 14, - A Superior Court judge rules that California's law that limits marriage to a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. Retrieved August 21,
The following day, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals responds to the appeal and issues a temporary stay against same-sex marriage in Idaho.
Gay rights organizations swiftly denounced Moore's January 6,order. The court has instructed the government to pass legislation ensuring equal treatment for all citizens who wish to marry. See also:
LGBT rights opposition.