In total ten states legalized same-sex marriage through legislation without judicial order. Although no federal legislation explicitly prohibits the practice, marriage between two individuals of the same sex had not been permitted under Canadian common law. The amendments were described as having little legal effect owing to federal jurisdiction over marriage capacity. Bush also stated his opposition New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that said the Boy Scouts of America must accept gays in their organization. Retrieved August 25, It went into effect in March 2,
Clinton was the first President to select openly gay persons for Administration positions, appointing over LGBT appointees.
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Further legislation dealing with the rights of common law partners to division of property on death or separation was adopted by the Manitoba Legislature the same month. Sexual orientation and gender identity recognized in state hate crimes law. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of Archived from the original on 26 June LGBT issues in medicine.