Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the Massachusetts Constitution to allow only opposite-sex couples to marry. Massachusetts became the sixth jurisdiction in the world after the Netherlands , Belgium , Ontario , British Columbia , and Quebec to legalize same-sex marriage. It was the first U. In , passing legislation first proposed in , Massachusetts prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in credit, public and private employment, union practices, housing, and public accommodation.
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If the past week is any indication, gay marriage is coming to a state near you — and soon. On Monday, Oregon became the 18th state to allow same-sex marriages. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania became the 19th. The next day, plaintiffs in Montana filed the first challenge to the ban on gay marriage there, and the day after that, the same thing happened in South Dakota — leaving North Dakota as the lone state with a ban that hasn't been challenged. The gains in marriage equality have been a victory for not just gay couples, but for their families. West and Rummell — two plaintiffs in Oregon's case to reverse the ban on same-sex marriage — formally adopted Jay in February. But it wasn't until Monday that the couple, who had held an informal commitment ceremony before friends and family in , felt they could truly be a family.
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By Jason Szep. Lesbian couple Dr. The vote, nine years after Vermont was first in the United States to adopt a same-sex civil-union law, also makes the tiny state of , people the first in the nation to introduce gay marriage through legislative action instead of the courts.
This article summarizes the same-sex marriage laws of states in the United States. Via the case Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, , the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage in a decision that applies nationwide, with the possible exception of American Samoa and some tribal nations. In November , Nevada became the first state to repeal its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Marital and domestic relations - Chapter 1.