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Same-sex marriage questions

For Wednesday, November 13, 2013


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 13, 2013

~~<p><strong style="font-size: 12px;">Q.</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span>How many other states have legalized same-sex marriage?</p>
<p>When Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs the bill today, Hawaii will become the 15th state to legalize gay marriage. Illinois lawmakers approved a same-sex marriage bill last week, but Gov. Pat Quinn isn&rsquo;t set to sign it into law until Nov. 20. Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004. In 2008, California became the second state to legalize same-sex marriage, although a successful voter-introduced proposition halted marriages until this summer when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they could resume. Connecticut also passed a same-sex marriage law in 2008. Three states and the District of Columbia passed laws in 2009; one in 2011; three in 2012; and six so far in 2013, including Illinois and Hawaii.&nbsp;</p>
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Q. How many other states have legalized same-sex marriage?

When Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs the bill today, Hawaii will become the 15th state to legalize gay marriage. Illinois lawmakers approved a same-sex marriage bill last week, but Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t set to sign it into law until Nov. 20. Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004. In 2008, California became the second state to legalize same-sex marriage, although a successful voter-introduced proposition halted marriages until this summer when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they could resume. Connecticut also passed a same-sex marriage law in 2008. Three states and the District of Columbia passed laws in 2009; one in 2011; three in 2012; and six so far in 2013, including Illinois and Hawaii.  Login for more...



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