States across U.S. still cling to outdated gay marriage bans
Which states allow same-sex marriage?
Bill Chappell. Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D. S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.
Gay marriage becomes legal in Alabama; Same-sex marriage still banned in 13 states
On February 13, , Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation that established full marriage rights for same-sex couples in the state of Washington. Opponents mounted a challenge that required voters to approve the statute at a referendum , which they did on November 6. The law took effect on December 6, and the first marriages were celebrated on December 9. Within a couple of days, more than same-sex marriage licenses were issued in King County alone.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.