In response to court action in a number of states, the United States federal government and a number of state legislatures passed or attempted to pass legislation either prohibiting or allowing same-sex marriage or other types of same-sex unions.
On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states. Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining 13.
Jun 26, 2013 · Twelve of the 50 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C., have legalized gay marriage. The U.S. Supreme Court was expected on Wednesday to issue rulings in two major cases relating to gay marriage.
Dec 07, 2017 · Countries That Allow Gay Marriage. Australia (2017) On Dec. 7, 2017, the Australian Parliament passed legislation allowing gay …
How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right. The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. In the 5-4 landmark decision, the majority of justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states.
Jun 07, 2013 · A solid majority of Americans opposes a broad national right to same-sex marriage, saying the power to legalize gay unions should rest with the states — even as most support marriage equality for gay people, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
This map shows how gay marriage spread across the United States.
Aug 08, 2017 · Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage. In Pew Research Center polling in 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a margin of 57% to 35%. Since then, support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown.