Same Sex Marriage Map, State Laws List

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Most recently, Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage after a state judge there overturned a same-sex marriage ban.

The majority of Americans now live in states that have legalized same-sex marriage. Most other states have enacted constitutional or statutory bans on same-sex marriage, known as "Defense of Marriage" Acts.

The Supreme Court announced in January that it will decide whether the Constitution mandates same-sex marriage and whether states are permitted to limit it. So, it's possible that the remaining gay marriage bans might not be relevant much longer.

The following same-sex marriage map shows laws by state, current as of Jan. 20, 2015. Click a state for details.

 

Same-Sex Marriage Map


NOTE: Please zoom out to view Alaska and Hawaii

State Legislation
 
Same-sex marriage legalized
 
Civil unions or domestic partnerships
 
Constitutional or statutory provisions prohibiting same-sex marriage

 

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