Same-sex marriage in the Ninth Circuit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Legal status of same-sex unions
  1. Not performed in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten
  2. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands
  3. Neither performed nor recognized in Northern Ireland, the dependency of Sark or six of the fourteen overseas territories
  4. Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or many tribal jurisdictions with the exception of federal recognition benefits
  5. When performed in Mexican states that have legalized same-sex marriage
  6. When performed in the Netherlands proper
  7. If performed before 1 June 2018
  8. Registration schemes open in all jurisdictions except Hualien County, Penghu County, Taitung County and Yunlin County

* Not yet in effect
+ Automatic deadline set by judicial body for same-sex marriage to become legal

LGBT portal

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, a federal court of the United States, struck down same-sex marriage bans in California, Idaho, and Nevada.[1] Same-sex marriage bans were also struck down by district courts in Alaska, Arizona, and Oregon. The Ninth Circuit consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, the Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon and Washington. Same-sex marriage is currently legal in every state and territory within the circuit.

Hollingsworth v. Perry is the only case regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans to make its way to the Supreme Court from the Ninth Circuit. However, the Ninth Circuit's ruling in that case was vacated by the decision of the Supreme Court.


  1. ^ Johnson, Chris (7 October 2014). "Ninth Circuit strikes down marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada". Washington Blade. Retrieved 17 October 2014.

See also[edit]