Same Sex Marriage State-by-State

Reference: Pew Research Center

Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage following a ruling by the state’s highest court in 2003. To date, courts, legislatures and voters in nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, while 30 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. The map below shows each state’s current policy on same-sex marriage.

Pew Research Center, “Same Sex Marriage State-by-State,” © 2012,