A US appeals court has lifted a ban on same-sex marriages in California, following a Supreme Court ruling. Within moments, gay weddings resumed at the city hall - the first such marriages in the state since the voter-approved ban in November On Wednesday the US Supreme Court left in place a lower court ruling which had struck down the ban - also known as Proposition 8. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had been expected to wait 25 days before lifting the ban - in case the losing side wanted to ask for the case to be heard again. But judges at the appeals court decided to act on Friday, saying: "The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately. Shortly afterwards, two same-sex couples whose case led to the Supreme Court's Wednesday decision got married.
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District Judge Robert L. Hinkle's ruling Monday that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional took effect in all 67 counties. Florida's attorney general, Pam Bondi, is still pursuing state and federal appeals seeking to uphold the ban voters approved in , but her effort to block these weddings until the courts finally rule was denied by the U. Supreme Court. A Miami judge who found no need to wait until the statewide ban expired. They looked overjoyed and incredibly proud.
Same-sex marriage in Oregon has been legally recognized since May 19, , when a U. District Court judge ruled in Geiger v. Kitzhaber that Oregon's state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.
A ban on gay marriage in churches has been lifted by the House of Lords. Gay couples will be able to marry in church after the House of Lords last night lifted a ban on same sex unions in religious premises. The move — backed by some Church of England bishops — was hailed as a breakthrough last night by gay rights campaigners.