On June 30,Germany became the 15th European country to enact legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed. Archived from the original on November 29, After the U. Retrieved May 19, The state Supreme Court heard arguments in October and ruled on Dec.
In Kansasmarriage licenses were available to same-sex couples in most counties, but the state did not recognize their validity.
In MayMaine state Sen. Chad Biggs, left, and Chris Creech say their wedding vows at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 10,after a federal judge ruled that same-sex marriage can begin in the state. December 2,
New Hampshire also passed same-sex marriage legislation in Junebringing the total number of states that allowed same-sex marriage to five.