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Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in 20 States And D.C.


The number of states that have legalized same-sex marriage continues to grow. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage. Lawsuits to legalize it are pending in several states. The catalyst for a string of court rulings against states’ same-sex marriage bans was the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.