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States That Have Legalized Gay Marriage (Hooray!)

Our philosophy? #loveislove, so we’re thrilled to celebrate even more weddings as more states choose to legalize gay marriage. With seven states signing gay marriage into law this year alone, it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the country follows suit. Yay!  The latest state to legalize gay marriage? Illinois! A bill allowing gay marriage was approved by the state legislature on Tuesday, November 5 and will go into effect June of 2014. Below, see see which states have legalized gay marriage (there’s 15 so far!).

Illinois: June 1, 2014

New Jersey: October 21, 2013

> Same sex marriage is legal in New Jersey!

Rhode Island: August 1, 2013

Minnesota: August 1, 2013

> First gay wedding in Minnesota will make you cry

Delaware: July 1, 2013

California: June 28, 2013

#loveislove Prop 8 dismissed and DOMA ruled unconstitutional

Maryland: January 1, 2013

Maine: December 29, 2012

> Maine and Maryland vote to legalize gay marriage

Washington D.C.: December 9, 2012

New York: July 24, 2011

> New York celebrates one year of marriage equality!

New Hampshire: January 1, 2010

Vermont: September 1, 2009

Iowa: April 24, 2009

Connecticut: November 12, 2008

Massachusetts: May 17, 2004

Want more? Of course you do!

> Gay Weddings from The Knot is out now!

> Best thing I’ve seen at a gay wedding

> First-ever same-sex wedding survey (in partnership with The Advocate)


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