Same-sex marriage by state

Published On: May 07 2012 01:57:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 18 2014 03:21:50 PM EST

A federal judge struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage on Monday. Only 12 states currently ban gay marriage. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

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New Jersey started allowing same-sex marriages on Oct. 21, 2013. A superior court judge ruled that civil unions, which the state allowed for same-sex couples since 2007, don't go far enough because they, in some cases, illegally prevent them from getting federal benefits. Gov. Chris Christie was initially planning to appeal that ruling, but decided to drop the appeal hours after the first same-sex weddings in the state were performed.

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