What was the first country to legalize marriage? The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage twenty years ago. At midnight on April 1, 2001, four couples tied the knot in a ceremony led by the then-mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen.
When was the first legal gay wedding? On this day in 2004, Marcia Kadish, 56, and Tanya McCloskey, 52, of Malden, Massachusetts, were married at Cambridge City Hall — becoming the first legally married same-sex partners in the United States.
When was the first gay marriage legalized in all 50 states? The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear appeals from that circuit’s decision. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage, legalized it in all fifty states, and required states to honor out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses in the case Obergefell v. Hodges.
What states are gay marriages legal? As of 2015, same-sex marriage is now federally legal in all 50 states due to a ruling from the Supreme Court.