Same-Sex Couples Can Marry in any State in the United States

As of June 26, 2015, same-sex couples can marry in any state in the United States. This is a result of the ruling by United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges. The Justices found that state law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. As such, same-sex couples in California have the freedom to marry. Additionally, the court ruled that a denial of a marriage license to a same-sex couple violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. same sex marriage in California Requirements for same-sex couples to marry in California are the same as for heterosexual couples. You and your partner must apply together for a marriage license from the office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk of any California county. After obtaining a marriage license, in order for your marriage to be valid, California law requires the marriage ceremony to be performed by someone authorized to solemnize marriages in California. Such persons can include a judge, a clergy member, of a


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