Gay marriage legal states map. States must recognize same sex marriages in a historic victory for lgbt rights. Same sex marriage also known as gay marriage is the marriage of two persons of the same sex or gender entered into in a civil or religious ceremony. What does the bible say about gay marriage same sex marriage answer. Same sex marriage in the united states.
Same sex marriage laws differ from state to state. Supreme court ruled that the constitution allows for same sex couples to marry effectively overturning. Same sex marriage in the united states expanded from one state in 2004 to all fifty states in 2015 through various state court rulings state legislation direct popular votes and federal court rulings. At the full gathering washington dc.
State same sex marriage state laws map in a landmark ruling issued in june the us. In light of the decision here is a list of 21 other countries. The court ruled unconstitutional a 1996 law denying federal benefits to legally married same sex couples and effectively permitted gay marriage in california. Delegate rachel hoff the first openly gay member of the committee introduced an amendment to rewrite the gops language on same sex marriage to allow.
Updated 1205 pm et fri june 26 2015. Read about the history of same sex marriage and which states currently allow it.