Same Sex Marriage Map, State Laws List

Nineteen 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, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

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 recently, a federal judge overturned Pennsylvania's gay marriage ban, and Gov. Tom Corbett announced he would not appeal the decision.

Many 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 May 22, 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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