January 3, 2013
Maine married, December 29
PORTLAND, Maine (AP)--After waiting years and seeing marriage rights nearly awarded and then retracted, gay couples in Maine's largest city didn't have to wait a moment longer than necessary to wed, with licenses issued at the stroke of midnight as the law went into effect.
May 9, 2013
RI is 10th
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)--Rhode Island has become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, after a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state.
-David Klepper, Associated Press
DE is 11th
On Tuesday, the Delaware Senate voted 12-9 to approve legislation to extend the freedom to marry to loving same-sex couples across the state. Two weeks ago, the Delaware House voted in favor of the bill, and Governor Jack Markell, a vocal supporter of the marriage bill, has promised to sign it into law.
-Adam Polaski, Freedom to Marry
May 16, 2013
Minn. governor to signs marriage equality into law
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)--Minnesota's Legislature took its final vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill into law on Tuesday on the front steps of the Capitol in St. Paul.
-Patrick Condon, Associated Press