Same Sex Marriage Map, State Laws List
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and New York.
Most recently, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Nov. 14 legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
Same-sex couples in New Jersey were able to wed beginning Oct. 21 after the state Supreme Court turned back a request to delay same-sex marriages from a lower court.
Colorado and Illinois currently do not allow for same-sex marriage, but do permit civil unions. These three states, along with a few others, previously enacted same-sex marriage bans.
Nevada, Oregon and Wisconsin allow for domestic partnerships, providing limited benefits for same-sex couples.
With the exception of New Mexico, all other states have enacted constitutional or statutory bans on same-sex marriage, known as "Defense of Marriage" Acts.
The following same-sex marriage map shows laws by state, current as of Nov. 14, 2013. Click a state for details.
NOTE: Please zoom out to view Alaska and Hawaii
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