Retrieved October 14, Archived from the original on April 12, Since July 9,married same-sex couples throughout the United States have equal access to all the federal benefits that married opposite-sex couples have. See photos from states that approved same-sex marriage before the nationwide ruling: At the Perry v. A federal appeals court heard arguments in the case in January. One same-sex couple obtained a marriage licensed and married before initial ruling was stayed.
Supreme Court ruling legalizing such nuptials nationwide, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore directed probate judges in his state to enforce the ban on same-sex marriage.
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May 17, - Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, the first state in the United States to do so. Compared to similarly situated opposite-sex married couples, same-sex couples faced the following financial and legal disadvantages:. Wright Allen ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Snyder - Freedom to Marry in Michigan". In the late s, activists debated whether marriage rights should be at the forefront of the broader campaign for LGBT equality.
Retrieved January 31, Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage was legalized". District Court for Indiana. Some 7, companies were offering spousal benefits to same-sex couples as of [update]. Retrieved June 28, Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit later overturned the rulingreinstating gay marriage bans in Kentucky and four other states.