State Laws

Gay Marriage Laws in Alaska

When Alaska finally determined that state and local benefits must also apply to same sex partners in 2005, they began to allow for some equal rights for same sex couples.
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Gay Marriage Laws in Arizona

While many people have arguments against gay marriage , the residents of Arizona disagreed with many of those arguments. Arizona Proposition 107 was supported and proposed by those that have
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Gay Marriage Laws in Arkansas

While  a large percentage of the population continues to be pro gay marriage, there are still many states that have laws that are anti gay marriage. However, some people believe
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Gay Marriage Laws in Wyoming

In Wyoming, marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman. In fact, Wyoming marriage laws predate the Defense of Marriage Act, which effectively prohibits the legal
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Gay Marriage Laws in Oregon

In Oregon, gay marriage has been close to being legalized in recent years. Many believe Oregon could be the next
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Gay Marriage Laws in Pennsylvania

The current Pennsylvania marriage laws do not allow gay marriage. Pennsylvania gay couples are blocked from being married by the
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Gay Marriage Laws in Rhode Island

Rhode Island gay marriage laws currently do not allow same-sex marriages. The state at this time only allows domestic partnerships.
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Gay Marriage Laws in South Carolina

Like most other states, South Carolina adopted DOMA. The Defense of Marriage Act was enacted by many states to clearly
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Gay Marriage Laws in South Dakota

  South Dakota has legally banned gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. In November of 2006, the measure passed
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Gay Marriage Laws in Tennessee

 In Tennessee, gay marriage is not currently legal. According to state laws in Tennessee, marriage consists of a union of one man and one woman. In fact, Article XI states
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