Same-sex marriage in the United States
In the United States, same-sex marriage is recognized by the federal government and has been legalized in 36 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and 22 Native American tribal jurisdictions. More th...
Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday it will tackle the issue of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, or whether states are allowed to ban gay marriage.
Same-sex marriage legislation in the United States
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-s...
Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state
This article summarizes the laws of U.S. states and other jurisdictions regarding same-sex marriage. Currently same sex couples in 38 states and the District of Columbia may obtain marriage licenses....
List of supporters of same-sex marriage in the United States
Supporters of same-sex marriage in the United States are people (most notably, current and former political officeholders), organizations (political and otherwise), and religious denominations, who su...
Opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States
Opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States include organizations and individuals who seek to prevent or reverse the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Opponents of same-sex marriage laws...
Marriage privatization
Marriage privatization is the concept that the state should have no authority to define the terms of personal relationships such as marriage. Proponents of marriage privatization, including certain mi...
Same-sex marriage in the United States by state
This article summarizes the laws of U.S. states and other jurisdictions regarding same-sex marriage. Currently same sex couples in 38 states and the District of Columbia may obtain marriage licenses....
Defense of Marriage Act
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (Pub.L. 104–199, 110 Stat. 2419, enacted September 21, 1996, 1 U.S.C. § 7 and 28 U.S.C. § 1738C) is a United States federal law th...
U.S. state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions
Many U.S. states had amendments to their state constitutions which prevented the recognition of some or all types of same-sex unions nearly all of these have since been ruled unconstitutional with rul...
State Marriage Defense Act
The State Marriage Defense Act is a 2015 proposed legislative change, advocated by conservative and Christian Right organizations after United States v. Windsor, including the National Organization fo...
Kansas House Bill 2453
Kansas House Bill 2453, also known as the Religious Freedom Act, is a piece of legislation proposed in the state of Kansas that would allow people to refuse to provide services in any way related to a...
Recognition of same-sex unions in Rhode Island
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Rhode Island since August 1, 2013. The state had authorized a limited form of domestic partnerships from 2002 to 2011, and the formation of civil union...
List of organizations that support same-sex marriage in the United States
Organizations that support same-sex marriage in the United States are numerous.
Same-sex marriage in New Hampshire
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in New Hampshire since January 1, 2010, based on legislation signed into law by the governor on June 3, 2009. The law provided that civil unions, which th...
Same-sex marriage in North Carolina
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in North Carolina since October 10, 2014, when a U.S. District Court judge ruled in General Synod of the United Church of Christ v. Cooper that the state'...
Massachusetts v. United States Department of Health and Human Services
Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. United States Department of Health and Human Services 682 F.3d 1 is a United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit decision that affirmed the judgment of the D...
Gill v. Office of Personnel Management
Gill et al. v. Office of Personnel Management, 682 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2012) is a United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit decision that affirmed the judgment of the District Court for the Di...
North Carolina Religious Coalition for Marriage Equality
The North Carolina Religious Coalition for Marriage Equality (also known as NCRC4ME) was an interfaith same-sex marriage advocacy group composed of religious leaders in North Carolina. The group's hea...
Recognition of same-sex unions in New Jersey
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in New Jersey since October 21, 2013, the effective date of a trial court ruling invalidating the state's restriction of marriage to persons of different ...
Democrats: Say I Do
Democrats: Say I Do is a political campaign by American LGBT rights pressure group Freedom to Marry to persuade the Democratic Party to formally adopt same-sex marriage (also known as "marriage equali...
List of opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States
Opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States include organizations and individuals who seek to prevent or reverse the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Opponents of same-sex marriage laws...
Californians Against Hate
Californians Against Hate (CAH) is an American non-profit organization public-benefit corporation which works as a political watchdog organization. It was founded in 2008 to draw attention to the maj...