Same-Sex Marriage License Laws in the U.S

Supporters of Proposition 8 say that unless it passes, gay marriage will be taught in public schools. This is the theme of a television ad in heavy rotation on California's airwaves, and the Associated Press is reporting on October 22 that the issue has emerged as the leading focus of the campaign.

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When the legislative session convened in January, Kevin De Leon introduced Assembly Bill 103, that would allow two people, including same-sex couples, who co-own a home to avoid having their reassessed and raised when one dies. Sen. Mark Leno planned to re-introduce legislation that would designate each May 22 as Harvey Milk Day; a similar bill passed through the last legislative session but was vetoed by .

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Between June 15, 2008 and November 4, somewhere between 15,000-20,000 same-sex marriages took place in California. It was widely assumed that these marriages would remain valid after the victory of Proposition 8, since laws are rarely retroactive. In its May 2009 ruling, the California Supreme Court upheld the validity of these marriages.

As a result, California is expected to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples within a month.

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This concern is based on the observation that higher percentages of black voters may be "traditionally conservative on issues involving homosexuality."

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Obama's statement on the matter said that he opposes "the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution," while McCain told the group that worked to put the measure on the ballot that he agrees with their idea of recognizing "marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman."

In Japan, Article 24 of the Constitution states that “marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes.”

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Subsequently, supporters of Proposition 8 in speeches and press releases asserted that what they believe will happen (and don't want to happen) is governed by California's Education Code (EC) 51933. This code is said by them to specify that while a school district is not required to provide comprehensive sexual health education, if it chooses to do so, it is required to comply with all of the code's requirements, one of which includes 'teach[ing] respect for marriage and committed relationships.' Prop 8 supporters then argue that according to a document, , 96 percent of California school districts currently provide comprehensive sexual health education. As a result, Proposition 8 supporters believe that 96 percent of the school districts will either teach about gay marriage in schools, or stop teaching comprehensive sexual health education. Proposition 8 supporters join to this their further assessment that school districts are unlikely to stop teaching comprehensive sexual education.

In May, Taiwan’s constitutional court declared that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.

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In addition to a lawsuit seeking to strike Proposition 8 from the ballot, the measure was also at the center of a lawsuit and a lawsuit about what arguments could be included in the official voter's guide. Supporters of the measure lost their lawsuit seeking to have use the ballot title under which the petition was originally circulated, prior to the California's May 2008 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. Opponents of Proposition 8 partly lost and partly won a lawsuit seeking to have an argument about schoolchildren being taught gay marriage removed from the official ballot booklet.

Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us.

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What explains late September polls showing a gain in support for Proposition 8? The main theory for this is the possible impact of an advertising push by the that shows footage of San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome saying same-sex marriage is here "whether you like it or not." Another ad refers to "activist judges" with regard to the 4-3 decision in May 2008 of the in In re Marriage Cases which nullified .