The Supreme Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans

Before the Supreme Court ruled


After the Supreme Court ruling


1 Includes states that had stayed court cases overturning their bans.
2 In Alabama, a federal ruling legalized same-sex marriage, but the Alabama Supreme Court separately ruled that it should remain banned. A federal decision was stayed awaiting the Supreme Court's decision.
3 In Missouri, a same-sex marriage ban was in effect, but marriage licenses were still being issued in some places.
4 In Kansas, there was not a same-sex marriage ban in effect, but not all counties were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
5 "State action" includes laws, ballot measures and court cases that legalized same-sex marriage at the state level.