Same-sex marriage by state

Published: May 07 2012 01:57:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 06 2014 12:37:51 PM EST

A St. Louis circuit judge ruled on Wednesday that Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The decision comes a day after a federal judge ruled that neighboring Kansas also was violating the U.S. Constitution by refusing to allow same-sex marriages. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

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Gay marriages will begin in several states after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear appeals on the issue -- at least for now.

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