The Southern Baptist Convention. Marriage Performed. In Octoberthe New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the legislature to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples or to establish a separate legal structure, such as civil unions, to give same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex marriage couples. Calling the ruling "deeply disheartening," Roberts said that those on the winning side of the issue should celebrate a victory — "But do not celebrate the Constitution," he wrote. Transgender women and other individuals that are assigned male at birth are still required to sign-up for the Selective Service.
Rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the US.
September 14, - The Massachusetts Legislature rejects a proposed amendment to its state constitution to ban same-sex marriages. June 30, American Psychological Association
Before the ruling, New Mexico was the only state without a law or constitutional provision explicitly banning or allowing same-sex marriage.