On June 26, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that all gay couples nationwide have the constitutional right to marry in every state! And with marriage equality for all, that means that all 13 states that previously upheld bans on gay marriage have now been legally enforced to reverse them. It's been a little more than 11 years since Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage. And before today, 36 other states as well as the District of Columbia followed suit, striking down bans on same-sex marriage and awarding gay couples the same rights as heterosexual ones. So we've put together a comprehensive state-by-state list detailing the history of gay marriage in our country, some noteworthy facts about same-sex marriage in the US, plus a geographical history map of gay marriage states. Alabama is technically one of the states that allows gay marriage, but until the Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples couldn't get hitched there.
Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling
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The U. Supreme Court on Friday made marriage for same-sex couples legal nationwide, declaring that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution. The landmark ruling will produce the most significant change in laws governing matrimony since the court struck down state bans on inter-racial marriage almost 50 years ago. The majority opinion in the decision was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were," Kennedy wrote. Kennedy went on to speak directly to the type of criticism that often comes from conservatives in pushing back against marriage equality.
Gay Marriage States: History of Same Sex Marriage in US
Bill Chappell. Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D. S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.
Marriage is a devolved issue in the different parts of the United Kingdom , and the status of same-sex marriage is different in England and Wales , Scotland and Northern Ireland. Same-sex marriage is recognised and performed in England, Scotland, and Wales, and will be in Northern Ireland in January Of the Crown dependencies , same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in the Isle of Man since 22 July and Jersey since 1 July