The Tenth Circuit affirmed the ruling in Bishop v. September 3, - Judge Martin L. Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan allow people to register as a third gender in official documents. Technicality delays county's appeal". August 21, February 10, - Attorney General Eric Holder issues a memo stating, "the Justice department will consider a marriage valid for purposes of the marital privilege if an individual is or was validly married in a jurisdiction authorized to sanction marriages, regardless of whether the marriage is or would have been recognized in the state where the married individuals reside or formerly resided, or where the civil or criminal action has been brought.
Supporters of same-sex marriage successfully utilized social media websites such as Facebook to help achieve their aims.
Main article: The federal government also recognized marriages performed in Utah from December 20, to January 6,even while the state didn't. One of the Louisiana statutes they challenged made clear the state's assertion of its right to deny recognition to the legal act of another state: November 19,
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