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Marriage for Same-sex Couples in the U.S.

Marriage Equality Nationally

Same-sex couples can marry and have their marriages recognized across the U.S. and its territories since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on June 26, 2015 affirming the freedom to marry.

What is Happening Next

Same-sex couples in some places may face difficulty obtaining marriage licenses. If you have any difficulty getting married or, if you are already married, having your marriage recognized, please contact NCLR.

(Updated June 29, 2015)

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