And just this week, federal judges overturned state bans on gay marriage in Idaho and Arkansas.
It seems that all of a sudden, the landscape regarding same sex marriage is changing.
Across the nation, challenges to gay marriage bans are winning as state constitutional amendments defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman are struck down in federal court.
"What we're seeing is that fundamental rights, civil rights and civil liberties, trump anything that a voting public would do that would abrogate those rights," said Boise State political professor John Freemuth.
But 33 states now ban same-sex marriage and 29 of those do so with prohibitions in their state constitutions such as Idaho's.
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage.
The whole thing seems destined for the U.S. Supreme Court.