It defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman, and allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.
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Is it close, are we down or are we up? State Question The Speaker of the House is a cosponsor of the bill and the Democratic majority is much larger in the House than the Senate.
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Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Michigan's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions also applies to domestic partner benefits. The Louisiana Supreme Court , however, upheld the constitutional amendment. On 19 December New Mexico's Supreme Court declared that denying marriage to same-sex couples is unconstitutional in the state.