Thursday, July 09, 2009

Same-Sex Marriage News

Same-sex marriage made news in three jurisdictions this week.

In the District of Columbia, the Jury and Marriage Amendment Act of 2009 (JMA) took effect on July 7, 2009, recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.

In Maine, opponents of same-sex marriages reported yesterday that they had enough signatures to delay the implementation of their same-sex marriage law and put the issue on the November ballot.

And here in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that she had filed a suit in US District Court challenging the constitutionality of section 3 of the Federal "Defense of Marriage" Act (DOMA), which added 1 USC sec.7: Definition of Marriage and Spouse.

Details and more resources are available at Law About Same-Sex Marriage.