The high court's decision on Monday (26 June) comes on the second anniversary of same-sex marriage being made legal in all 50 U.S. states.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arkansas, same-sex females couples who had children before the legalization of same-sex marriage were required to get a court order in order to list their names on the birth certificate of a joint child. However, the Arkansas rule applies even to married opposite-sex couples even if the couple is fully aware that the mother's husband is not the child's biological father.
But such acts of resistance have largely faded way, and same-sex marriage is now treated as a routine occurrence across the U.S. According to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, there are now more than 547,000 same-sex married couples in the U.S., including at least 157,000 couples who married in the past two years.
'Today's decision means that millions of married same-sex couples across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that this type of blatant discrimination against their families will not stand, ' said NCLR Family Law Director Catherine Sakimura.
"The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision, we conclude, denied married same-sex couples access to the 'constellation of benefits that the state has linked to marriage, '" the court said Friday. "The statute in question establishes a set of rules created to ensure that the biological parents of a child are listed on the child's birth certificate". Neil Gorsuch, the court's newest justice, joined Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in dissenting, suggesting that he may be a reliable critic of LGBT protections in future cases. "We are truly equal as families now". "But nothing in Obergefell spoke (let alone clearly) to the question whether...the Arkansas Code, or a state supreme court decision upholding it, must go", Gorsuch wrote.
In a statement, the president of the Arkansas Family Council said the court through its decision is asking "Arkansans to ignore basic facts about biology".
Pakistan women's cricket team will take on South Africa in their opening game of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 at Leicester. In response, Laura Wolvaardt (52) and Lizelle Lee (60) gave a solid 113 run opening stand that came off 154 deliveries.
So, for example, if travelers from one of those six countries have a family member in the USA , they are free to visit. "If we leave it to the folks on the front line, that's just going to lead to more litigation".
Liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have granted the appeal to hear the case. The second case dealt with the federal law that bans felons from possessing guns, according to CNN /The Hill.
They hope to build a working relationship with the White House on the bipartisan issue of modernizing government. The meeting Monday brought leaders of an industry whose key figures have at times openly clashed with Trump.
Floyd was arrested for DUI on December 12 in Scottsdale, prompting his release two days later from the Arizona Cardinals . Floyd finished the season with New England but was inactive for the Patriots' Super Bowl LI victory over Atlanta.
In its statement IS said the attack was "revenge for the religion of Allah and the sanctities of the violated Muslims". Palestinians say it stems from anger over decades of Israeli rule in territories they claim for their future state.
Western Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan were expected to receive 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) of rain. Dora is expected to strengthen later Monday, start weakening on Tuesday and dissipate completely by early Friday.
Core capital goods shipments are used to calculate equipment spending in the government's gross domestic product measurement. United States durable goods orders declined 1.1% for May compared with consensus forecasts of a 0.5% decline for the month.
Eight-time French champion Nantes was expected to continue with Conceicao this season after extending his contract until 2020. He was sacked in February with the team one point and one place above the relegation zone in a woeful title defense.
As for the Pacers, the Nuggets would have sent a number of young players and draft picks to IN to complete the trade. It's unclear whether Melo would be an asset to Cleveland, as he doesn't seem to be their top choice.
The only description Adult Swim has given is that it will be a night of live and spontaneous Rick and Morty-centric entertainment. Rick and Morty season 3 can't come soon enough, and with any luck the long wait will soon prove to have been worth it.
Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Tuesday and Wednesday, when temperatures in the the valleys of Los Angeles County are expected to soar into the 90s to low 100s.
Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful
Schumer described the GOP proposal as "devastating" to the middle class and "that's what's making it so hard for them to pass it". Fox News' Pete Hegseth pointed to former President Barack Obama's recent Facebook post criticizing the Senate's healthcare bill .
New BMW X3 arrives
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Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup
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Strippers entertain inmates at Johannesburg prison
The shocking pictures have led to a full investigation as people questioned what kind of a punishment this was. Thirteen officers had been suspended and will face the "full might of our code of conduct", he added.
N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov't
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'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low
But the movie starring Mark Wahlberg was a huge hit in China, where it debuted with 123.4 million USA dollars (£96.4 million). The haul puts " The Last Knight ", which opened Wednesday, on track to gross about $64 million over the five-day weekend .