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State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Rights By: Amanda Couch, Ellie Houser, and Amy Schmitt
To help you understand… <ul><li>The Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines marriage as a legal union between one m...
Alabama <ul><li>The Alabama Marriage Protection Act </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage between people of the same sex is invalid <...
Alaska <ul><li>Official registry for same sex couples </li></ul><ul><li>DOMA enacted into state law </li></ul><ul><li>Cons...
Arizona <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
Arkansas <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage </li>...
California <ul><li>Official registry for same-sex couples and law banning same-sex marriage </li></ul><ul><li>On 5/15/08 C...
Colorado <ul><li>DOMA bans same-sex marriage </li></ul>
Connecticut <ul><li>Same-sex marriages became legal in November 2008 </li></ul>
Delaware <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
District of Columbia <ul><li>Official registry for same-sex couples </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizes gay marriages performed i...
Florida <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Georgia <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed constitutional amendment banning same- sex marria...
Hawaii <ul><li>Constitutional law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Has domestic partnership laws that provide ...
Idaho <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Illinois <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Indiana <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Iowa <ul><li>Same-sex marriages allowed, effective on April 24, 2009 </li></ul>
Kansas <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Kentucky <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marr...
Louisiana <ul><li>State law (DOMA) banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Also have a constitutional amendment banni...
Maine <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Offers some legal protection to couples registered as dome...
Maryland <ul><li>Has 33-year-old state law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman </li></ul>
Massachusetts <ul><li>Court ruling that strikes down any ban on same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Michigan <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marr...
Minnesota <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Mississippi <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex m...
Missouri <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marr...
Montana <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed constitutional amendment defining marriage as the...
Nebraska <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Nevada <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
New Hampshire <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Effective January 1,2008 same-sex civil unions were...
New Jersey <ul><li>No laws banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Same- sex civil unions allowed </li></ul>
New Mexico <ul><li>Does not have law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
New York <ul><li>Does not have a law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
North Carolina <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
North Dakota <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2004 passed constitutional amendment ba...
Ohio <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2004 passed constitutional amendment banning sa...
Oklahoma <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2004 passed constitutional amendment bannin...
Oregon <ul><li>In November 2004, passed Measure 36 defining marriage between one man and one woman </li></ul><ul><li>On Ja...
Pennsylvania <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Rhode Island <ul><li>Does not have a law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
South Carolina <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
South Dakota <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Tennessee <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Texas <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Utah <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage...
Vermont <ul><li>Law that legalizes and recognizes same-sex civil unions </li></ul><ul><li>Effective September 1, 2009, sam...
Virginia <ul><ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul></ul>
Washington <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Does give gay couples some rights normally given to m...
West Virginia <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
Wisconsin <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
Wyoming <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
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  1. 1. State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Rights By: Amanda Couch, Ellie Houser, and Amy Schmitt
  2. 2. To help you understand… <ul><li>The Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws, and provides that states need not recognize a marriage from another state if it is between persons of the same sex. </li></ul><ul><li>37 states have their own Defense of Marriage Acts </li></ul><ul><li>2 more states have strong language that defines marriage as one man and one woman. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 30 states that have constitutional amendments protecting traditional marriage </li></ul>
  3. 3. Alabama <ul><li>The Alabama Marriage Protection Act </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage between people of the same sex is invalid </li></ul><ul><li>The State of Alabama will not recognize as valid and marriage parties of the same sex, regardless of whether a marriage license was issued </li></ul>
  4. 4. Alaska <ul><li>Official registry for same sex couples </li></ul><ul><li>DOMA enacted into state law </li></ul><ul><li>Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  5. 5. Arizona <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  6. 6. Arkansas <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  7. 7. California <ul><li>Official registry for same-sex couples and law banning same-sex marriage </li></ul><ul><li>On 5/15/08 California Supreme Court allowed right to marry equally to gay and straight couples. But 6 months later, Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in November 2008 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Colorado <ul><li>DOMA bans same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  9. 9. Connecticut <ul><li>Same-sex marriages became legal in November 2008 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Delaware <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  11. 11. District of Columbia <ul><li>Official registry for same-sex couples </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizes gay marriages performed in other states </li></ul>
  12. 12. Florida <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  13. 13. Georgia <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed constitutional amendment banning same- sex marriage in November 2004 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hawaii <ul><li>Constitutional law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Has domestic partnership laws that provide certain legal rights to gay relationships </li></ul>
  15. 15. Idaho <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  16. 16. Illinois <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  17. 17. Indiana <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  18. 18. Iowa <ul><li>Same-sex marriages allowed, effective on April 24, 2009 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Kansas <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  20. 20. Kentucky <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in November 2004 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Louisiana <ul><li>State law (DOMA) banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Also have a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  22. 22. Maine <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Offers some legal protection to couples registered as domestic partners </li></ul>
  23. 23. Maryland <ul><li>Has 33-year-old state law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman </li></ul>
  24. 24. Massachusetts <ul><li>Court ruling that strikes down any ban on same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  25. 25. Michigan <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages in November 2004 </li></ul>
  26. 26. Minnesota <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  27. 27. Mississippi <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages in November 2004 </li></ul>
  28. 28. Missouri <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages in November 2004 </li></ul>
  29. 29. Montana <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman </li></ul>
  30. 30. Nebraska <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  31. 31. Nevada <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  32. 32. New Hampshire <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Effective January 1,2008 same-sex civil unions were allowed in New Hampshire </li></ul>
  33. 33. New Jersey <ul><li>No laws banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Same- sex civil unions allowed </li></ul>
  34. 34. New Mexico <ul><li>Does not have law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  35. 35. New York <ul><li>Does not have a law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  36. 36. North Carolina <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  37. 37. North Dakota <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2004 passed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  38. 38. Ohio <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2004 passed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  39. 39. Oklahoma <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2004 passed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  40. 40. Oregon <ul><li>In November 2004, passed Measure 36 defining marriage between one man and one woman </li></ul><ul><li>On January 1, 2008 Oregon residents could register for domestic partnerships and receive all rights, benefits, privileges and immunities that are given to married couples in Oregon </li></ul>
  41. 41. Pennsylvania <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  42. 42. Rhode Island <ul><li>Does not have a law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  43. 43. South Carolina <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  44. 44. South Dakota <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  45. 45. Tennessee <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  46. 46. Texas <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  47. 47. Utah <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages in November 2004 </li></ul>
  48. 48. Vermont <ul><li>Law that legalizes and recognizes same-sex civil unions </li></ul><ul><li>Effective September 1, 2009, same-sex marriages legal in Vermont </li></ul>
  49. 49. Virginia <ul><ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Washington <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Does give gay couples some rights normally given to married heterosexual couples </li></ul>
  51. 51. West Virginia <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  52. 52. Wisconsin <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  53. 53. Wyoming <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
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