Same-Sex Marriage Around the U.S.

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  • Connecticut, same-sex marriage
  • Washington, D.C., same-sex marriage
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont, same-sex marriage
  • Massachusetts, same-sex marriage
  • same-sex marriage
  • Same-Sex Marriage, Wisconsin
  • Oregon
  • Arkansas
  • Utah
  • New Mexico
  • Illinois
  • Hawaii
  • New Jersey
  • Minnesota
  • same-sex marriage, Delaware
  • same sex-marriage
  • Maine, same-sex marriage
  • Maryland, same-sex marriage
  • Washington, same-sex marriage
  • New York, same-sex marrige
  • Iowa, same-sex marriage


After gay marriage was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in November 2003, the first marriage licenses in Massachusetts were issued on May 17, 2004. Additionally, in July 2008, the state legislature extended the right for same-sex couples from outside of Massachusetts to wed in the state. (Photo: David Ryder/Getty Images)