History and legislation related to same-sex marriage

Indiana struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Utah struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

This was the first time that a federal appeals court weighed in on the issue at a state level.

Illinois same-sex legislation goes into effect.

Illinois passed same-sex legislation on Nov. 20th 2013.

Oklahoma struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage.

New Mexico declares same-sex marriage legal.

Hawaii gave same-sex couples the legal ability to marry.

On Nov. 13th 2013 Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie passed the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act into law.

New Jersey allows same-sex couples to marry.

President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.

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