Washington state, Maine, and Maryland legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. Any marriage contracted outside the jurisdiction of this state, except a marriage contracted between two persons of the same gender, which is valid by the laws of the jurisdiction in which such marriage was contracted, is valid in this state.
Retrieved March 17, A marriage between persons of the same sex which was entered into in another state or foreign jurisdiction, even if valid where entered into, shall be void in this Commonwealth.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Jersey. There were two phases of same-sex marriage bans, according to Pierceson. By Rachael Pace. Affirmation of religious freedom. Now, all same-sex marriage in Arkansas is legal, but in Junea judge did order the state to recognize the plus marriages that were performed during the state's weeklong legal "window.
A marriage-equality bill was passed soon thereafter and signed into law during the spring of Same-sex marriages and civil unions were both previously prohibited in the Bayou State, and in September a federal judge upheld that ban when he reversed a federal court's decision to overturn it. Behind Iowa, Minnesota was the second gay marriage state in the Midwest.
June 26, But because of a stay placed on the ruling by the state, it did not end up going into effect until January 6,
Since that decision, with only a few exceptions, U. That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. Main article: Same-sex marriage in Arizona.