This page contains a timeline of significant events regarding same-sex marriage and legal recognition of same-sex couples worldwide. It begins with the history.
Pew Research Center "Gay Marriage Timeline," pewforum.org, Apr. 1, 2008. Nov. 3, 1998 - Hawaii Voters Approve Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage.
5 days ago A Timeline of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.. The Timeline: 1970 - A same-sex couple in Minnesota applies for a marriage.
The path to the Supreme Court has been marked by many gay marriage victories, few defeats.
Before the ruling, 36 states and the District of Columbia had legalized same-sex marriage. See a timeline highlighting changes in state policies.