State Laws

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 California

Many people have been part of an effort aimed at legalizing gay marriage. In fact, in California, gay marriages used to be legally allowed and recognized. However, as of 2008,
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Gay Marriage Laws in Colorado

In Colorado, gay marriage laws are moving toward achieving equality. While gay marriage is not legal in Colorado, gay marriage laws allow for same sex unions, which entitle partners to
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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 Wisconsin

Currently, Wisconsin marriage laws forbid the legal recognition of same sex marriages. However, the state has not yet enacted the
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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 by a public vote of fifty two percent.  Article XXI
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