States in America that Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Here is a list of states that allow same-sex marriage.

Court Decision

State Legislature

Popular Vote




Alaska (Oct. 17, 2014)
Arizona (Oct. 17, 2014)
California (June 28, 2013)
Colorado (Oct. 7, 2014)
Connecticut (Nov. 12, 2008)
Idaho (Oct. 13, 2014)
Indiana (Oct. 6, 2014)
Iowa (Apr. 24, 2009)
Kansas (Nov. 12, 2014)
Massachusetts (May 17, 2004)
Montana (Nov. 19, 2014)
Nevada (Oct. 9, 2014)
New Jersey (Oct. 21, 2013)
New Mexico (Dec. 19, 2013)
North Carolina (Oct. 10, 2014)
Oklahoma (Oct. 6, 2014)
Oregon (May 19, 2014)
Pennsylvania (May 20, 2014)
South Carolina (Nov. 20, 2014)
Utah (Oct. 6, 2014)
Virginia (Oct. 6, 2014)
West Virginia (Oct. 9, 2014)
Wisconsin (Oct. 6, 2014)
Wyoming (Oct. 21, 2014)
Delaware (July 1, 2013)
Hawaii (Dec. 2, 2013)
Illinois (June 1, 2014)
Minnesota (Aug. 1, 2013)
New Hampshire (Jan. 1, 2010)
New York (July 24, 2011)
Rhode Island (Aug. 1, 2013)
Vermont (Sep. 1, 2009)
Maine (Dec. 29, 2012)
Maryland (Jan. 1, 2013)
Washington (Dec. 9, 2012)

Washington, DC legalized gay marriage on Mar. 3, 2010, the date marriage licenses became available to same-sex couples.

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Gay Marriage USA shared SBS Australia's video.22 hours ago
A very powerful report about one man's struggle with growing up in rural Australia and being subjected to homophobic abuse.
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Ivan grew up in a small Riverina town. He was bullied at school because he was gay, and left town the day he finished, never returning. Until now... The Feed SBS VICELAND followed Ivan as he went to meet his school bully and get closure.
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Gay Marriage USA shared SBS Australia's video.2 days ago
Insightful words!
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This 17-year-old wants his two mums to be able to get married. "To me, it seems inherently sexist to say a child needs a mother and a father." More from SBS Dateline:
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Gay Marriage USA6 days ago
Utterly moronic.
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Gay Marriage USA shared SAM SMITH's video.6 days ago
It's seemingly rare to see same-sex couples featured in music videos by major artists but thanks to SAM SMITH for doing so!
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Here it is xx The official video to 'Too Good At Goodbyes' Listen / download:
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Gay Marriage USA shared BuzzFeed Oz Politics's video.1 week ago
Great speech via Australia about the essence of all arguments against marriage equality: the warped notion that people who are straight are fundamentally superior to those who are not.
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"I didn't want to read John Howard on the front page of The Australian... saying again... what sorts of families were good and why my family is not," Penny Wong - Senator for SA
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Gay Marriage USA1 week ago
Check out the list!! 🙂

Freedom to Marry
Freedom to Marry2 weeks ago
Our movement has lost a true hero today. Edie Windsor didn't just win a landmark Supreme Court case; she put a face to the fight for the freedom to marry. It's because of her courage and bravery that same-sex couples across the country are now respected under the law. Her legacy will live on—and our thoughts, love and support go to her family in this difficult time.
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Freedom to Marry2 months ago
Happy news from Germany! Same-sex couples should at last be able to marry in the country this fall!
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Freedom to Marry2 months ago
A nearly unanimous vote today in Malta to embrace the freedom to marry for same-sex couples! Cheers, Malta!
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Freedom to Marry2 months ago
Big congratulations to Freedom to Marry's former National Campaign Director Marc Solomon, and his fiancé Dan, who recently got engaged! Marc has worked for so much of his life to secure the freedom to marry nationwide and we're thrilled the couple will experience the fruits of this labor for themselves. Cheers!
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Freedom to Marry shared Freedom To Marry Movie's post.3 months ago
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Freedom to Marry3 months ago
Great news out of Germany, where lawmakers have voted to approve the freedom to marry, a huge step forward that paves the way for Germany to become the next country where same-sex couples can marry nationwide:

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