The first legal same-sex marriages in Massachusetts were performed on this day in 2004.
Where were the first legal same-sex marriages performed in the United States?
The first legal same-sex marriages in the United States were performed in the state of Massachusetts, following a landmark court ruling in 2003 that declared a ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional.
How did the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts impact other states?
The legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts set a precedent for other states, and served as a catalyst for the national debate over same-sex marriage. It also paved the way for other states to legalize same-sex marriage in the following years.
When did same-sex marriage become legal across the United States?
Same-sex marriage became legal across the United States in 2015, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in all 50 states.