Same-sex marriage in the United States expanded from one state in 2004 to all fifty states in 2015 through various state court rulings, state legislation, direct.
This article summarizes the same-sex marriage laws of states and similar jurisdictions in the United States. Via the case Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015.
The history of same-sex marriage in the United States dates from the early 1970s, when the first lawsuits seeking legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
Some states had legalized same-sex marriage by more than Hodges that states must license and recognize same-sex marriages.
Thirty-seven states had legalized same-sex marriage prior to the Supreme Court ruling.