This timeline highlights the changes in state policies leading up to that ruling, starting in — when Utah became the first state to enact a Defense of Marriage Act DOMA. Retrieved July 11, LGBT portal. Retrieved November 29, Retrieved July 7,
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Supreme Court 's refusal to hear an appeal in a case that found Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriage. In the brief, the couples noted that the court never ruled on the substantive issue of same-sex marriage.
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The lead state court case was Commonwealth v. Voters in Arizona and Florida approve constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage. This leads to California voters approving a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. July 11, Amendment 3 does not thereby elevate the status of opposite-sex marriage; it merely demeans the dignity of same-sex couples.