Over the course of the day, 77 other same-sex couples tied the knot across the state, and hundreds more applied for marriage licenses. The day was characterized by much celebration and only a few of the expected protests materialized. The court then gave the state days in which to change the law. Same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states on June 26, , after the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.
Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts
Same-sex marriage in the United States - Wikipedia
History Homosexual activity in Massachusetts? Current status since Jun 26, US Supreme Court ruling issued in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all sodomy laws on the basis of privacy and liberty. The decision overturned any laws remaining in all US states which prohibited acts of sodomy.
On May 17, , the debate over gay marriage in Massachusetts finally ended. Massachusetts made history on a grand scale by becoming the first state in the U. Department of Public Health case, a 4—3 ruling was brought to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on November 18, , which found that the state of Massachusetts may not, under any circumstance, "deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.