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The “traditional” definition of marriage historically did not include gay and lesbian couples, leading to a passionate same-sex marriage debate that raged for many
Common law marriages are forms of interpersonal statuses that are legally recognized in a handful of jurisdictions as a formal marriage even though no legally
Public opinion in the United States shows majority support for the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. This support has remained above 50% consistently in opinion
In June of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled all state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry nationwide. This
Same-sex marriage laws differ from state to state. Read about the history of same-sex marriage and which states currently allow it.
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