A person whose primary sexual and affectional orientation is toward people of the same and other genders, or towards people regardless of their gender. Justice Kennedy, writing the majority opinion, stated: Archived from the original on April 5, Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. It would seem this possible remedy may not actually provide any security for a nonbiological parent in a same sex relationship even once litigated in the courts.
A more radical attempt to redefine the family and domestic relationships occurred in Hawaii, where gay and lesbian couples filed a lawsuit when they were refused a marriage license.
In a jurisdiction where a judge is not obligated to perform marriages, the judge may decline to perform all marriages for members of the public. However, a number of other states have legalized same-sex marriages or other unions, beginning with Massachusetts in In Aprilthe trial court ruled that Suzan is a legal parent of the child under Arizona law.
The issue of same-sex marriage reached the Hawaii Supreme Court in Baehr v.