Same Sex Marriages

  • Same-Sex Couple Applies for Marriage License

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    Marriage Equality

  • Non-Church Sanctioned Gay Wedding Makes News

  • 'Spousal' Rights of Same-Sex Couples Becomes an Issue

  • Oct. 10, 1987 - First Mass Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony

    Largest wedding ever held
  • Clinton Signs Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

  • Hawaii Becomes the First State to Offer Domestic Partnership Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

  • US Rabbis Approve Gay Partnership

  • Netherlands Becomes World's First Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

  • US Supreme Court Strikes Down Sodomy Laws

  • Vatican Begins Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage

  • US President Bush Announces He Wants Marriage Reserved for Heterosexuals

  • First Legal Gay Marriage in the United States

  • State Judge Rules That New York Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Is Illegal

  • Spain Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

  • Canada Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

  • US President Barack Obama Declares Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional, Directs Department of Justice to Stop Defending the Law in Court

  • US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules CA Proposition 8 Unconstitutional

  • President Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

  • US Supreme Court Finds Key Part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Unconstitutional