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WJLA, January 31, 2012

Same-sex marriage: Where is it legal?

Six states, plus the District of Columbia, have legalized same-sex marriage, whether through the government or a court decision. A few other states have laws in the works. 

Massachusetts

In May 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriages when the Supreme Court of Massachusetts ruled that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution to only allow heterosexual couples to marry.