Fact Finder: Same-sex marriage
Updated: Thursday, September 27 2012, 03:54 PM EDT
Our CBS6 Fact Finders did some digging on same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage first became a reality in 2004 when a Massachusetts supreme court ruled it was allowed under a clause in the state's constitution.
Six states and the District of Columbia have made same-sex marriage legal.
Those states are Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa and New Hampshire.
Civil Unions are legal in New Jersey, Illinois, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Hawaii.