Members of the U. February March 11, - Nearly 4, same-sex couples get marriage licenses in San Francisco, but the California Supreme Court eventually orders San Francisco to stop issuing marriage licenses. May 26, - The California Supreme Court upholds the passage of Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. May 7, - Delaware legalizes same-sex marriage.
April 3, - The Iowa Supreme Court strikes down a state law banning same-sex marriage.
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Voters in Arizona and Florida also approve similar amendments to their state constitutions. December 24, - The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denies a request from Utah officials to temporarily stay a lower court's ruling that allows same-sex marriage there. Since July, Hanes has issued licenses to couples, despite a Pennsylvania law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Sternad's campaign manager, Ana Alliegro, was a close friend of Rivera. September 14, - The Massachusetts Legislature rejects a proposed amendment to its state constitution to ban same-sex marriages. The law will go into effect on June 1,