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Recognized gay marriage legal in 32 states in the USA

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of November 8, 2014) The US federal government has recognized since October 25, 2014, that gay marriage is legally valid in the territory of the capital Washington (District of Columbia) and in 32 of the 50 states of the Union. President Obama and his administration favor a validation by state, the Supreme Court has itself chosen to decide case by case.

White House account (good) points. © White House / Lawrence Jackson.
White House account (good) points. © White House / Lawrence Jackson.

A week earlier, the Obama administration recognized the validity of gay and lesbian marriage in 26 states. In both cases, the updated official tally result of judgments or decisions of the federal courts. But here too, with verdicts apply only to a particular state.

The official recognition of marriage between persons of the same sex by the national administration is important for legally married couples. Its effect is to align the rights and benefits of married gay couples to those of heterosexual married couples.

The pensions, benefits, allowances, subsidies, property rights, tax and inheritance, etc., are considerably modified. Similarly, the gay spouse is taken into full account when it comes to visiting a hospitalized or imprisoned spouse.

Here, in alphabetical order, the list of 32 states that have legalized marriage between people of the same sex: Alaska, Arizona, California, North Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
It should be add the District of Columbia (home to the capital Washington), the entity does not have a state status.

Several of the 18 states where gay marriage remains illegal camp could change in the coming weeks.

In Kansas, for example, the Minister of Justice asked the Supreme Court of that State to overturn a judge's order Kevin Moriarty (10 th Court of Appeals) which directed the officials of the civil state licensing of marriage to homosexual couples. November 6, 2014 hearing.

Other states, like Nebraska, have already been subject to conflicting court decisions and a new turnaround could take some time. At least three actions are nevertheless possible: a new constitutional referendum (the 2000 banning homosexual unions remain in force), a new application to the 8 th Court of Appeals (which has yet confirmed the constitutional amendment in 2006) or a referral to the Supreme Court (which could again kick into touch).

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo

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