Same-sex marriage: (a) A marriage entered into by persons of the same sex, either under common law or under statute, that is recognized by another state or foreign jurisdiction is void in this state, and contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage, including its termination, are unenforceable in this state. In a landmark ruling issued in , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution allows for same-sex marriage, effectively overturning remaining restrictions in place in states.
Beginning in , when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, legislatures in many states were called to answer the same call. Twelve years later, all states are now required to recognize the equal protection of marriage laws, regardless of sexual orientation. States That Allow Same-Sex Marriage. Same-sex marriages, also known as “gay marriages”, have historically been a matter of state laws. Thus, states had the option to recognize whether or not they would recognize a “legal marriage” or other potential relationship and benefits for same-sex couples. On June 26,
Jun 06, · The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that the state constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, making the Bay State the first in the nation to allow same-sex marriage. Weddings begin in Author: Joseph Liu. Oct 21, · *Fourteen states allow same-sex couples to marry. In date order, those states are: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Washington, Maryland, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, California and New Jersey. The District of Columbia also recognizes gay marriages as of March 3,
Jun 26, · Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday after the U.S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. In the landmark decision, the majority of justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also Author: Michele Gorman.