82457acb1a 1997 Hawaii becomes the first state to offer same-sex couples domestic partnership benefits. That ended when the U.S. Nebraska Legislative Documents Legislature. Idaho State Legislature. State Year Support vote% Title Amendment Fate Alaska 1998 68% Ballot Measure 2, Joint Resolution 42 To be valid or recognized in this State, a marriage may exist only between one man and one woman. Ruled unconstitutional in Hamby v. Hawaii voters approve constitutional language allowing their legislature to determine policy on same-sex marriage, effectively overturning a series of earlier court decisions that may have required the state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. The Institute on Money in State Politics. Google News.
Constitution banning same-sex marriage nationwide, is introduced in the U.S. Hodges. Governor of Michigan et al., 748 N.W.2d 524 (Mich 2008). Schaefer. Hodges. Missouri 2004 72% Constitutional Amendment 2 To be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman. Ruled unconstitutional in Obergefell v. Retrieved December 22, 2006. Colorado 2006 56% Colorado Amendment 43 Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. Ruled unconstitutional in Brinkman v. 2007 New Hampshire enacts a law allowing same-sex couples to enter into civil unions.