Same-Sex Relationship Recognition

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  • California

    • California

      Same-sex couples may marry
      California allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Colorado

    • Colorado

      Comprehensive domestic partnerships or
      civil unions, granting same rights as marriage
      Colorado allows same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships, which grant all the same rights as marriage under state law.
  • Connecticut

    • Connecticut

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Connecticut allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • District of Columbia

    • District of Columbia

      Same-sex couples may marry
      The District of Columbia allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Delaware

    • Delaware

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Delaware allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Hawaii

    • Hawaii

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Hawaii allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Iowa

    • Iowa

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Iowa allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Illinois

    • Illinois

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Illinois allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Massachusetts

    • Massachusetts

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Massachusetts allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Maryland

    • Maryland

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Maryland allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Maine

    • Maine

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Maine allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Minnesota

    • Minnesota

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Minnesota allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • New Hampshire

    • New Hampshire

      Same-sex couples may marry
      New Hampshire allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • New Jersey

    • New Jersey

      Same-sex couples may marry
      New Jersey allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • New Mexico

    • New Mexico

      Same-sex couples may marry
      New Mexico allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Nevada

    • Nevada

      Comprehensive domestic partnerships or
      civil unions, granting same rights as marriage
      Nevada allows same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships, which grant all the same rights as marriage under state law EXCEPT that employers are exempt from providing health insurance to domestic partners in the same manner as they do spouses.
  • New York

    • New York

      Same-sex couples may marry
      New York allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Oregon

    • Oregon

      Comprehensive domestic partnerships or
      civil unions, granting same rights as marriage
      and recognizes out-of-state marriages
      of same-sex couples
      Oregon allows same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships, which grant all the same rights as marriage under state law.
  • Rhode Island

    • Rhode Island

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Rhode Island allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Vermont

    • Vermont

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Vermont allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Washington

    • Washington

      Same-sex couples may marry
      Washington allows same-sex couples to marry.
  • Wisconsin

    • Wisconsin

      Partial relationship recognition grants only
      some of the same rights as marriage
      Wisconsin has a partial relationship recognition scheme, which grants only some of the same rights as marriage to same-sex couples.

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