Same-sex marriage by state

POSTED: 11:57 AM MDT May 07, 2012    UPDATED: 01:21 PM MST Nov 18, 2014 

A county clerk in Austin, Texas, said Thursday she issued the state's first marriage license to a same-sex couple, acting on the order of a county judge who said the pair couldn't wait for further court decisions because of health reasons. The order applied only to that couple and "any additional licenses issued to same-sex couples also must be court ordered," according to a statement issued by the county clerk. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

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A county clerk in Austin, Texas, said Thursday she issued the state's first marriage license to a same-sex couple, acting on the order of a county judge who said the pair couldn't wait for further court decisions because of health reasons. The order applied only to that couple and "any additional licenses issued to same-sex couples also must be court ordered," according to a statement issued by the county clerk. Texas' ban on same-sex marriage was struck down by a federal judge in January 2014, though that judge allowed it to remain in effect pending appeals.

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