USA: Five Milestones for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on March 15th, 2013

Gay Wedding - HandsMarriage equality has come a long way in the last 20 years. LGBT Weekly looks at five turning points in the fight:

1993: In a landmark case, Hawaii’s Supreme Court ruled that the state can’t deny same-sex couples the right to marry unless it finds “a compelling reason” to do so. It orders the issue back to the state legislature, which then voted to ban gay marriage. This was one of earliest debates on the issue at the state level, and was a precursor to the legal battles nationwide. Today, domestic partnerships and civil unions for same-sex couples are legal in Hawaii.

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