Throughout this website, the acronym "LGBT" refers to
the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender community.
Overview of SSM:
As of 2014-FEB, same sex marriage is available for all gay and lesbian
couples in Canada, UK, New Zealand, and much of western Europe and South America -- 17 countries in all. It is available in 17 states in the U.S. and the District of Columbia. Federal District Court judges in Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia have legalized SSM. However, these decisions have been stayed pending the outcome of appeals. The legalization of same-sex marriage has not been achieved in Arizona.
In this section, we will describe the various steps attempting to legalize same-sex marriage and achieve equal status for the LGBT community in