Entry #140: Same-sex marriage in United States

Current Version

RegionUnited States
IssueSame-sex marriage
Statusvaries
Start DateJun 26, 2013
End DateJun 26, 2015
DescriptionLegal status is extremely variable based on the individual state. Recognized at a Federal level, but not in all states, for all intents and purposes except Social Security. Social Security is based on the state of residence's recognition of marital status.
Sourceshttp://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_6j37.pdf
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "TEST"


Revision History (3)

Revision by vviet93

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Value Specialambiguousvaries

Revision by sofoust

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End Date9999-12-122015-06-26

Revision by imullin01

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegal
Value Specialambiguous
NoteRecognized at a Federal level, but not in all states, for all intents and purposes except Social Security. Social Security is based on the state of residence\'s recognition of marital status.Legal status is extremely variable based on the individual state. Recognized at a Federal level, but not in all states, for all intents and purposes except Social Security. Social Security is based on the state of residence's recognition of marital status.
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gay-marriage-and-other-major-rulings-at-the-supreme-court/2015/06/25/ef75a120-1b6d-11e5-bd7f-4611a60dd8e5_story.html?tid=sm_tw"
  • Other information is incorrect "same sex marriage is not yet legal on federal level, and is illegal in the majority of states."
  • Other "I do not think it is accurate to have same-sex marriage listed as legal, because although the federal government may recognize same-sex marriages, such unions are in fact illegal in a majority of states. Perhaps, in countries where LGBTQ legislation varies by state/province it should be broken down and detailed in that way on the countries full profile, and there should be a more appropriate status for the entire country, such as "Legal in some areas" or "Partially legal.""
  • Other "I would put this as "Ambiguous" or another label ... I believe it is not legal to get married to a same sex partner for most(?) US citizens inside their home state. If you tend toward "ambiguous" in general rather than "legal" (until something is 100% true) then that shows more clearly on a map there is more we need to work on/strive toward."

sofoust created this entry.