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Gay Marrige in Wisconsin

April 2, 2016 | Author: | Posted in human sexuality, social sciences

Gay Marriage in Wisconsin

Introduction

Trends in the twenty first century range from the rise of new technologies and the cyber community to the formation and prevalence of new ideas and concepts that promote equality and democracy

Accompanying these developments and concepts is the rise of new forms of culture , not to mention , gender sexualities . One of which are those who identify themselves as a member of their opposite gender , the homosexuals

According to the wikipedia , the existence of homosexuals can be traced in the early historical narratives but it [banner_entry_middle]

was only during the end of the twentieth century did they become popular and more open to the public

Over the years , the tolerance and acceptance of homosexuals has been a big question in almost every society . There are those cultures that ultimately dictate the conviction of gays and lesbians . Some however tolerate their existence yet continue to discriminate them in various ways . On the other hand , there are a few societies that take their level of tolerance to a higher level towards that of acceptance

As their population increase , various changes have been made in the society- primarily in terms of laws . As more and more civic action groups demand for acceptance of gays through equal treatment and set of rights , changes have been made through some legislative measures

As of the moment , there are some countries , which grant equal rights to gays- even at the most intriguing level- such as that of marriage . Below is a table of the states in the U .S . together with the legislative standing of gay marriage November 2004

State

Legal Status of Same-Sex Marriage

Alabama

Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA ) adopted as state law

Alaska

Court ruled in favor , followed by state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage modeled on DOMA

Arkansas

Voters ratified amendment to ban gay marriage , civil unions , and partnership benefits this was a citizen initiative

Arizona

Voters ratified amendment to ban gay marriage , civil unions , and partnership benefits this was a citizen initiative

California

State law banning same-sex marriage on appeal to State Supreme Court

Colorado

Federal DOMA adopted as state law

Connecticut

Bill to allow same-sex couples to marry in legislature (HBO3069

Delaware

Federal DOMA adopted as state law state constitutional amendment blocked in legislature

Florida

Federal DOMA adopted as state law

Georgia

Voters ratified amendment to ban gay marriage , civil unions , and partnership benefits this was a legislative initiative

Hawaii

Court ruled in favor , followed by state constitutional granting authority to legislature legislature approved DOMA , but state also provides some benefits to same-sex partners

Idaho

Federal DOMA adopted as state law

Illinois

Federal DOMA adopted as state law

Indiana

Federal DOMA adopted as state law

Iowa

Federal DOMA adopted as state law

Kansas

Federal DOMA adopted as state law

Kentucky

Voters ratified amendment to ban gay marriage , civil unions , and partnership benefits this was a legislative initiative

Louisiana

Federal DOMA adopted as state law and constitutional amendment

Maine

Federal DOMA adopted as state law

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