Same Sex Marriage Map, State Laws List

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and New York.

In some states, laws were passed but have not yet taken effect.

Colorado does not allow for same-sex marriage, but do permit civil unions. Nevada, Oregon and Wisconsin allow for domestic partnerships, providing limited benefits for same-sex couples.

Most 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 March 3, 2014. 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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