February 14, - The Illinois Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage. The marriage relationship - Section 2. Search this Guide Search. The ideological distance is defined as a metric in [0,] based on state-government ideology from the database in [ 38 ], which is further described in the Methods section. We define distances between states based on two measures:
US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide
Adoi: Archived from the original on May 30, A study by the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health found that gay men in Massachusetts visited health clinics significantly less often following the legalization of same-sex marriage in that state. Marriage in the state of Louisiana shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. October 6, - The US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals from five states -- Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin -- seeking to keep their same-sex marriage bans in place.
Retrieved January 28, The Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Retrieved November 12, June 26, - The Supreme Court rejects parts of the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA in a decision, dismissing an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds and ruling same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits. Oral arguments in the appeal are held in Marchwith a ruling expected by late June.