Same-sex Marriage in the U.S

Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in some jurisdictions within the United States and by the federal government. To-date nineteen States have legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S.

As a result of the Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples married in states that allow it are now entitled to federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.


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