1990 November 6

Seattle Voters Reject Repeal of Domestic Partnership Ordinance

 

In an early victory for lesbian and gay rights at the polls, Seattle voters rejected a referendum on this day that would have repealed a new city ordinance legalizing domestic partnerships. On November 6, 2012, Washington State voters approved same-sex marriage.

On June 26, 2015, in Obergefell v. Hudson, the Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriage was constitutional in the entire United States under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Follow a timeline on same sex marriage in the U.S.: http://www.freedomtomarry.org/pages/history-and-timeline-of-marriage

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