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Top 10 Latest States that Approved Same Sex Marriage

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Family Law |

The rights of every citizen is a priority to every democratic country. In this steadfast times of technology and ever-changing environment, people will adapt. The more equality is being demanded by civilians; the more laws are being promulgated.

People are now open to different types of personalities and relationships. This is where same-sex couples arise on what used to be taboo. Problems and disputes arise as well with the government and religion. Nevertheless, people still stand with their right of being with the person they ultimately relate to.

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So, which states allow same-sex marriages? These are the top 10 list of states in the U.S. which recently legally allowed this type of marriage:

Nevada – which is in the Western, Mountain West and Southwestern regions of the U.S. It has a population of 2,839,099 of which mostly live in Clark County. The date of ruling was last October 7, 2014 and declared effective last October 9, 2014, by the federal court.

West Virginia – which is in the Appalachian region of the Southern U.S. It is the 41st largest state by area in the United States where the largest city is Charleston. It has a population of 1,850,326. The ruling was enacted last October 9, 2014 and deemed effective on the same date by the federal court.

North Carolina – is located in the Southeastern part of the United States. It has a population of 9,943,964. The ruling was enacted last October 10, 2014 and declared effective on the same date by the federal court’s decision.

Idaho – is located in the northwestern part of the United States. It is the 14th largest in all states with a population of 1,634,464 making it the 39th most populous. The ruling was enacted last October 7, 2014 and deemed effective last October 15, 2014, by the federal court’s decision.

Arizona – can be found in the southwestern part of the United States, which is also the 6th largest of all states. It has a population of 6,731,484 making it the 15th most populous of all the 50 states. The ruling was enacted last October 17, 2014, and declared effective on the same date by the federal court’s decision.

Alaska – can be found in the northwest border of the United States. Its population is 736,732. The ruling was enacted last October 12, 2014, and declared effective last October 17, 2014, by the Federal court’s decision.

Wyoming – is located in the mountain region of the Western United States. It is the least populous with only 584,153 residents. The ruling was enacted last October 17, 2014, and deemed effective last October 21, 2014, by the federal court.

Montana – is a state that can be found in Western United States with a population of 1,023,579. It is 4th in size in all 50 states. The ruling was enacted last November 19, 2014, and also effective on the same date.

South Carolina – is located in the southeastern part of the United States. It has a population of 4,832,482. The ruling was enacted last November 12, 2014, and declared effective last November 20, 2014, by the federal court’s decision.

Florida – can be found in the southeast part of the U.S. It is the 3rd most populous in all 50 states with a population total of 19,893,297. The ruling in this state was enacted last August 21, 2014, and just recently declared effective this year, January 6, 2015.

The above items are the latest states to recognize fully and license same-sex marriages. Other states include Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Oregon, New Mexico, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Delaware, California, Maryland, Maine, Washington, New York, District of Columbia, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa, Connecticut, California and Massachusetts.

These states have a total population of 221,434,635, which is 69.4% of United States’ population.

The approval of some states in the U.S. reflects the changes that is currently happening with this generation. Some may find it offensive, vile or a form of rebellion against religion, but to most, it is simply an acceptance of being human. People in other countries are still struggling for this acceptance, and the promulgation of such laws seems distant. This is because these countries are mainly under the influence of religion. Nevertheless, a few couples decide to fly to one of these states that legally allow same-sex marriages to achieve the happiness they have always desired.