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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 2015 Timeline of the Freedom to Marry in the United States This timeline demonstrates the progress that the freedom to marry has experienced over the year of 2015, outlining the setbacks and celebrating the triumphs that same sex couples have endured. January 12, 2015 January 6, 2015 January 23, 2015 January 16, 2015 March 2, 2015 March 31, 2015 February 9, 2015 March 18, 2015 April 28, 2015 May 4, 2015 May 23, 2015 April 8, 2015 GAY MARRIAGE June 26, 2015 Same sex couples in Florida begin marrying after a August court decision expires. United States district court judge Karen E. Scarier strikes down a ban on gay marriage in South Dakota. tap and hold to changethis text! Supreme Court agrees to hear six consolidated cases from the states Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. An oral argument will be heard in April 2015 with a ruling expected in June 2015, that can possibly bring freedom to marry nationwide to same sex couples. United States District Judge Callie Granade strikes down Alabama's gay marriage ban but blocks the ruling from taking effect for several weeks. The states petition for an appeal was denied. Gay marriage finally takes effect in Alabama but is immediately blocked by order of the state Supreme Court. Clerks were demanded to stop issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. United States Judge Joseph Bataillon strikes down Nebraska's gay marriage ban , but the ruling is blocked while on appeal. The Presbyterian Church of the United States votes to include homosexual couples in their definition of marriage. A homosexual couple from Guam seeks to apply for a marriage license, but they were denied service. The couple filed a lawsuit in Guam and in June 2015 they win their lawsuit and are granted a marriage license. The United States Supreme Court hears several oral arguments over the question to marry in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan. Many people support marriage nationwide by spreading the hashtag Love Must Win. The Supreme Courts decision is expected in late June. Two new polls show historic advances in support for the freedom to marry. A Williams Institute shows that support for the freedom to marry only increases when same sex marriage is legal and able to marry and a Public Religious Research Institute shows that more religious Americans support rather than oppose same sex marriage. Ireland becomes the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote. Ireland citizens have voted to legalize gay marriage. 61.2% of Irish voters said "yes" to changing the nation's Constitution to define marriage as a union between two people regardless of their sex. The United States Supreme Court rules in favor of the freedom to marry in Obergefell v. Hodges. Legalizing same sex marriage across the entire United States at last that will stand as a milestone in it's 226 year milestone. Mary Bonauto, a champion of the freedom to marry for 25 years leading GLAD's legal case for the freedom to marry in Massachusetts and Douglas Hallward Driemier presented oral arguments for the freedom to marry
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