Template:Map of same-sex marriage in the United States

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State laws regarding same-sex marriage in the United States1
  Same-sex marriage legal
  Same-sex marriage legalization pending, but not yet in effect2
  Same-sex marriage banned, despite precedent by the Supreme Court of the United States that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional
  Same-sex marriage status complicated3,4,5

1 Native American tribal jurisdictions have laws pertaining to same-sex marriage independent of state law. The federal government recognizes same-sex marriages, regardless of the current state of residence. Same-sex marriage will be de jure legal nationwide (except maybe American Samoa) per U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
2 According to an executive order, government agencies in Puerto Rico must comply with the Supreme Court ruling within 15 days of it.
3 All jurisdictions within Kansas issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but same-sex marriage is not recognized by the state government.
4 The Attorney General of Louisiana said same-sex marriage will be implemented in Louisiana when the Supreme Court of the United States issues a mandate in the case Obergefell v. Hodges, yet Governor Bobby Jindal has stated the state will not comply with the ruling until the Fifth Circuit makes a decision on the matter. However, most parishes issue same-sex marriage licenses.
5 It is not clear whether or not the Supreme Court's precedent applies to American Samoa.


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