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Bowser  ·  1828 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, overturning the Sixth Circuit Court.

Well, the marriage certificate is that contract. We saw what happened when the states were given room to oversee that contract.

I cannot think of an instance where the government itself (not an agent of the government such as a clerk) has denied such a contract/license. As such, I do not consider it as "asking", especially as marriage licenses are pretty much always issued at the time they are requested, as the only prerequisite is that both (soon to be) spouses consent.