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State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws
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State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Laws

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This slideshow has each state's indivdual law(s) on gay marriage rights

This slideshow has each state's indivdual law(s) on gay marriage rights

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  • 1. State Breakdown of Gay Marriage Rights By: Amanda Couch, Ellie Houser, and Amy Schmitt
  • 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. 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. 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. Arizona <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  • 6. Arkansas <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  • 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. Colorado <ul><li>DOMA bans same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  • 9. Connecticut <ul><li>Same-sex marriages became legal in November 2008 </li></ul>
  • 10. Delaware <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  • 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. Florida <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 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. 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. Idaho <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 16. Illinois <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 17. Indiana <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 18. Iowa <ul><li>Same-sex marriages allowed, effective on April 24, 2009 </li></ul>
  • 19. Kansas <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 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. 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. 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. Maryland <ul><li>Has 33-year-old state law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman </li></ul>
  • 24. Massachusetts <ul><li>Court ruling that strikes down any ban on same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 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. Minnesota <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 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. 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. 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. Nebraska <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 31. Nevada <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 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. New Jersey <ul><li>No laws banning same-sex marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Same- sex civil unions allowed </li></ul>
  • 34. New Mexico <ul><li>Does not have law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 35. New York <ul><li>Does not have a law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 36. North Carolina <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Pennsylvania <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 42. Rhode Island <ul><li>Does not have a law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 43. South Carolina <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 44. South Dakota <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 45. Tennessee <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 46. Texas <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 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. 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. Virginia <ul><ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul></ul>
  • 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. West Virginia <ul><li>DOMA banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>
  • 52. Wisconsin <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriage </li></ul>
  • 53. Wyoming <ul><li>Law banning same-sex marriages </li></ul>

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