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Moving Toward Marriage Equality

Where State Laws Stand
WA MT OR ID WY NE UT CA CO KS MO TN NM OK AR MS TX LA AL GA SC KY NC IA IL IN OH WV VA SD ME ND MN WI MI PA NJ DE MD
NH

VT

NY

MA RI CT

NV

AZ AZ

AK

HI
Marriage Massachusetts (2004), Connecticut (2008), Iowa (2009), Vermont (2009), Maine (2009), New Hampshire (2009) Equally Honoring Out-of-State Marriages* New York, Rhode Island, New Mexico Civil Unions New Jersey (2007)
FL

Broad Domestic Partnerships California (1999, expanded in 2005), District of Columbia (2002, expanded over time), Oregon (2008), Washington (2009) Some Protections for Couples Hawaii (1997), Maryland (2007), Nevada (2009), Colorado (2009)
Updated: June 3, 2009

*Although always legal, both RI and NY had recognition reaffirmed by govt. officials; NM has not.