The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in California on June 26, , allowing all same-sex couples in California the ability to marry once and for all. History and the Path to Victory: August 17, The California Legislature passes a state statute restricting marriage to different-sex couples. Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill into law. March 8, Marriage opponents push through Proposition 22, a ballot initiative concerning a state statute restricting marriage to different-sex couples. February 12, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, California, directs officials in the city to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Hundreds of couples receive marriage licenses for the next month, spurring the conversation around the freedom to marry, and emphasizing that no one is hurt when same-sex couples are married.
Prop 8: Gay marriages can resume in California, court rules - Los Angeles Times
The lawsuit is among the latest in a groundswell of challenges in the divisive gay marriage debate. Within the last 30 days, suits similar to the one in Florida have been filed in Alabama, Indiana and Arizona. In Kentucky, a federal judge last month ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states and countries. Lawsuits have also been filed in Arizona, Kentucky and elsewhere challenging state bans on gay marriage. Sandra Newson, who is a plaintiff in the Florida lawsuit with her wife Denise Hueso, said the couple moved to Massachusetts from Miami so they could get married in