List of U.S. territories banning same-sex unions .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  No statute banning same-sex unions   Statute bans same-sex marriage  Statute bans same-sex marriage and recognition of out of state same-sex marriages   Statute bans same-sex marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, and other similar same-sex relationships  Statute bans same-sex marriage, recognition of out of state same-sex marriages, and domestic unions that give the same or substantially equivalent legal effect of marriage   Statute bans same-sex marriage, recognition of out of state same-sex marriages, contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage, and any same-sex relationships   Statute bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, statutory benefits of a legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes, and recognition of out of state same-sex marriages and civil unions or statutory benefits of a legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes
List of U.S. territories banning same-sex unions
  No statute banning same-sex unions
  Statute bans same-sex marriage
  Statute bans same-sex marriage and recognition of out of state same-sex marriages
  Statute bans same-sex marriage, civil union, domestic partnership, and other similar same-sex relationships
  Statute bans same-sex marriage, recognition of out of state same-sex marriages, and domestic unions that give the same or substantially equivalent legal effect of marriage
  Statute bans same-sex marriage, recognition of out of state same-sex marriages, contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage, and any same-sex relationships
  Statute bans same-sex marriage, civil unions, statutory benefits of a legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes, and recognition of out of state same-sex marriages and civil unions or statutory benefits of a legal marriage to nonmarital relationships between persons of the same sex or different sexes
U.S. state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions   Constitutional amendment banned same-sex marriage, civil unions, and any marriage-like contract between unmarried persons   Constitutional amendment banned same-sex marriage and civil unions   Constitutional amendment banned same-sex marriage   No state constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex unions
U.S. state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions
  Constitutional amendment banned same-sex marriage, civil unions, and any marriage-like contract between unmarried persons
  Constitutional amendment banned same-sex marriage and civil unions
  Constitutional amendment banned same-sex marriage
  No state constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex unions

This article summarizes the same-sex marriage laws of states in the United States. Via the case Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage in a decision that applies nationwide, with the possible exception of American Samoa and some Tribal Nations. Same-sex marriages are currently licensed and recognized in all U.S. states, District of Columbia, territories, excepting the aforementioned American Samoa and some Native American tribal nations.

States

Main article: Same-sex marriage law in the United States by state

Federal districts

District of Columbia

Main article: Same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia

Ban declared unconstitutional? Legalized by state?
N/A Yes

§ 46-401 Equal access to marriage.
(a) Marriage is the legally recognized union of 2 persons. Any person may enter into a marriage in the District of Columbia with another person, regardless of gender, unless the marriage is expressly prohibited by § 46- 401.01 or § 46-403.

(b) Where necessary to implement the rights and responsibilities relating to the marital relationship or familial relationships, gender-specific terms shall be construed to be gender neutral for all purposes throughout the law, whether in the context of statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law, or any other source of civil law.

Unincorporated territories

American Samoa

Main article: Same-sex marriage in American Samoa

Ban declared unconstitutional? Legalized by state?
No No

Guam

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Guam

Ban declared unconstitutional? Legalized by state?
Yes Yes

Chapter 3: The contract of marriage
Marriage means the legal union between two persons without regard to gender.

Puerto Rico

Main article: Same-sex marriage in Puerto Rico

Ban declared unconstitutional? Legalized by state?
Yes No

Texts:

§ 221. Definition, validity, and dissolution of marriage. Marriage is a civil institution, originating in a civil contract whereby a man and a woman mutually agree to become husband and wife and to discharge toward each other the duties imposed by law. It is valid only when contracted and solemnized in accordance with the provisions of law, and it may be dissolved before the death of either spouse only in the cases expressly provided for in this title. Any marriage between persons of the same sex or transsexuals contracted in other jurisdictions shall not be valid or given juridical recognition in Puerto Rico.

Northern Mariana Islands

Main article: Same-sex marriage in the Northern Mariana Islands

Ban declared unconstitutional? Legalized by state?
Yes Yes

U.S. Virgin Islands

Main article: Same-sex marriage in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Ban declared unconstitutional? Legalized by state?
Yes No

Texts:

§ 31. Nature of marriage. Marriage is hereby declared to be a civil contract which may be entered into between a male and a female in accordance with law.

Tribal nations

Main article: Same-sex marriage under United States tribal jurisdictions

References