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.
State laws regarding same-sex marriage in the Prior to Obergefell, same-sex marriage was legal to at.
On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state and the sixth jurisdiction in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage is the marriage of two people of the same sex or gender, entered into in a . With several countries revising their marriage laws to recognize same-sex couples in the 21st century, all major English dictionaries have revised.