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November 5th, 2013 – Illinois is set to become the 15th state and largest in the heartland to allow same-sex marriage, after both chambers of the state legislature have approved a measure legalizing gay weddings. The vote capped a string of legislative and legal victories for same-sex marriage activists since winning ballot initiative fights in Maryland, Maine and Washington state in 2012. This year, activists won legislative battles in Delaware, Rhode Island and Minnesota, where an attempt to ban same-sex marriage failed the previous year; a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June striking down California’s same-sex marriage ban; and a ruling last month by the New Jersey Supreme Court that the state had to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples because a challenge to the state’s ban was likely to win on appeal.
May 23rd, 2015 – Voters in Ireland overwhelmingly chose to change their nation’s constitution Friday, becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. Defying the Roman Catholic Church in a landslide referendum victory, the traditionally conservative island nation is leading the path to equality.
The official results were announced Saturday at a Dublin Castle press conference: 1,201,607 voted in favor of the landmark referendum, while 734,300 voted against it, said Ríona Ní Fhlanghaile, an elections official. Voter turnout in the majority Catholic nation was more than 60%, according to Fhlanghaile.
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
Marriage is a “keystone of our social order,” Justice Kennedy said, adding that the plaintiffs in the case were seeking “equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”
source: NY Times