Same-sex marriage by state

POSTED: 10:57 AM PDT May 07, 2012    UPDATED: 11:17 AM PDT Jul 28, 2014 

Virginia's gay marriage ban is the latest to be overturned in court. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

Gay Marriage - New Jersey
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New Jersey started allowing same-sex marriages on Oct. 21, 2013. A superior court judge ruled that civil unions, which the state allowed for same-sex couples since 2007, don't go far enough because they, in some cases, illegally prevent them from getting federal benefits. Gov. Chris Christie was initially planning to appeal that ruling, but decided to drop the appeal hours after the first same-sex weddings in the state were performed.

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