Same-sex marriage by state

POSTED: 10:57 AM PDT May 07, 2012    UPDATED: 12:21 PM PST Nov 18, 2014 

A county clerk in Austin, Texas, said Thursday she issued the state's first marriage license to a same-sex couple, acting on the order of a county judge who said the pair couldn't wait for further court decisions because of health reasons. The order applied only to that couple and "any additional licenses issued to same-sex couples also must be court ordered," according to a statement issued by the county clerk. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

Gay Marriage - Vermont
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Vermont became the first state to legalize gay marriage through the legislative process when lawmakers overrode the governor's veto of a same-sex marriage bill in April 2009.

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