Same-sex marriage by state

POSTED: 10:57 AM PDT May 07, 2012    UPDATED: 07:58 AM PDT Sep 05, 2014 

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

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California's domestic partnership registry was the first of its kind in the United States created by a legislature without court intervention when it was enacted in 1999. While it kept the domestic partner registry, voters later banned same-sex marriage, first through a state law and then a constitutional amendment. A federal court overturned California's voter-approved gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, in 2010, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed it was unconstitutional in 2012. But the Supreme Court ruled on July 26, 2013, that those who had appealed the Ninth Circuit ruling had no standing in the case, meaning same-sex marriages could resume in California.

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