Marriage licenses issued in Minnesota, Rhode Island

The states of Minnesota and Rhode Island began issuing marriage certificates to same-sex couples today.   These states bring the total number of states that recognize the right of all people to love equally and be treated equally under the law to thirteen, including the District of Columbia.

Lambda Legal estimates that over 30% of the population of the United States lives in a state that either allows marriage equality or honors out-of-state marriages.

The following states now protect the freedom to marry:   California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, plus the District of Columbia.

For a full breakdown of state laws regarding marriage, click HERE.

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