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Same Sex Marriage

A summary of gay marriage laws by state and region.

What You Need To Know About Orlando's Domestic Partnership Registry
Here's what you need to know before registering for domestic partnership in the City of Orlando.

New York Gay Marriage Moments
Gay and lesbian couples made history in New York in a festival of tears and wedding vows on the first day of legal gay marriage in the New York state.

Legal Gay Marriage
The push for equality continues and support for legal gay marriage spreads throughout the world, as more states and countries legalize same-sex marriage and provide gay couples with equal protection under the law.

Same-Sex Marriage in the District of Columbia
Pictures from the first day of legal same-sex marriages in the District of Columbia.

Get Married in Washington D.C.
Gay couples may apply for marriage licenses in the District of Columbia. Here's what gay and lesbian couples need to know before getting married in Washington D.C.

Why Same-Sex Marriage Shouldn't Be Left Up To The States
Is same-sex or gay marriage a federal or state-level issue? Some believe that government shouldn't be in the business of marriage, but there are a few reasons why the federal government must intervene.

The Basics of Same-Sex Marriage
Why do we need same sex marriage and what are the benefits? Where is gay marriage legal? Get the answer to these questions and more.

Get Married In Iowa For Same-Sex Couples
Starting on April 24, 2009, same-sex couples in Iowa can legally marry. But do you and your same-sex partner know what is required before you marry in Iowa?

How To Get Married in Massachusetts
You may or may not know that gay couples can now get married in the State of Massachusetts. Read what you need to know before getting married to your gay partner.

Why Gay Marriage and Not Civil Unions?
Why do gay men want the right to get married? Why can't they just settle for civil unions?

Benefits of Legalized Marriage
Since same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in America, gay couples cannot take advantage of the 1,049 benefits awarded to heterosexual couples when they marry.

Gay Men Against Gay Marriage
Not all gay men are the same. We have different styles, different demeanors and varying belief systems. So, is it completely unorthodox for some gay men to be opposed to gay marriage? Listen to what these readers have to say.

What is The Federal Marriage Amendment?
In the fight against gay marriage, the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution called the Federal Marriage Amendment or FMA would take the current Defense of Marriage Act a step further by creating a federal definition of marriage. Read the latest.

How the Feds Said No to Gay Marriage
The Federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 or DOMA, signed by former President Bill Clinton, denies federal recognition of gay marriages and gives each state the right to refuse recognition of same-sex marriage licenses issued by other states.

How To Plan a Gay Wedding
Before your gay marriage, civil union, domestic partnership or commitment ceremony follow this easy to use planning calendar, including a complete list of the essential things to consider.

Domestic Partnership Laws In Washington
A summary of domestic partnership and same-sex marriage laws in Washington.

Nevada Domestic Partner Registration
A summary of gay and lesbian domestic partnerships registrations in Nevada.

How To Get Married In New Hampshire
Gay and lesbian couples can now legally marry in New Hampshire, but what information do they need to know before getting married in New Hampshire?

Domestic Partnership Laws In Washington
A summary of domestic partnership and same-sex marriage laws in Washington.

Same-Sex Marriage In Oregon
A summary of same-sex or gay marriage laws in Oregon.

Same-Sex Marriage In Massachusetts
A summary of same-sex or gay marriage laws in Massachusetts.

Same-Sex Marriage In California
A summary of same-sex or gay marriage in California.

Same-Sex Marriage In Maine
A summary of same-sex or gay marriage in Maine.

States Where Gay Marriage Is Banned
States and countries where gay (or same-sex) marriage is banned or illegal.

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