July 2, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court heard the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage on March 26, 2013. The hearing will come one day before the high court hears a challenge to the federal government's denial of benefits to legally married gay and lesbian couples under a law known as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Wednesday, June 26, 2013:
The US Supreme Court ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits (striking down DOMA) and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there (striking down Prop 8).
Friday, June 28, 2013:
The Ninth Circuit lifted stay of Judge Walker's decision, meaning same-sex couples can now marry again in California, starting immediately.
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