Same-sex marriage is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony. There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century though there is no legal.
The history of same-sex marriage in the United States dates from the early 1970s, when the first lawsuits seeking legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
The legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage in the United States are determined by the nation's federal system of government.
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.
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