Mar 04, · In , the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, requiring federal agencies to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where it was legal. State Same-Sex Marriage State Laws Map In a landmark ruling issued in June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution allows for same-sex couples to marry, effectively overturning. Jun 26, · Map: Same-sex marriage in the United States. Updated PM ET, Fri June 26, In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled .
Supreme Court ruled on Friday that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry the people they love. The decision is a historic victory for gay rights activists who have fought for years in the lower courts. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia already recognize marriage equality. The remaining 13 states ban these unions, even as public support has reached record levels states who legalized gay marriage.
The justices found that, under the 14th Amendment, states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions that have been legally performed in other states.