Currently, there are fourteen states that allow same sex marriages. The five that are due to court rulings are California, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Delaware, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont passed legislation legalizing same sex marriages. And three states made it legal for same sex couples to marry by popular - Maine, Maryland and Washington. Plus, Washington, DC. has also legalized gay marriage.
There are 36 states that need to step into the 21st century and realize that people are people regardless of who they love.
The thirty states with laws that clearly prohibit same sex marriages are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.
The six remaining states need to get off of the fence and pass legislation that clearly supports the rights of everyone that resides there.
New Mexico does not have a law prohibiting or authorizing the recognition of marriages performed out of state. It also does not have a law making instate marriages legal to perform but state employees can enter into domestic partnerships. Some counties have chosen to act on their own and allow same sex marriages.
There are five states with unclear legislation. In Hawaii, Ohio, Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming laws appear to ban same sex marriage - leaving people to wonder do they or don't they?