Same-sex marriage was passed by the Hawaii State Legislature on November 13, 2013 and has been available since December 2, 2013
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The Social Security Administration announced on Friday that it will begin offering partner benefits to same-sex couples, but BuzzFeed reports the benefits will not be applied as consistently as some other federal benefits available to same-sex couples since the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. For now only married same-sex couples who live in a state that recognizes their marriages will be eligible to receive the Social Security spousal benefit.
In just the past year, six states legalized same-sex marriage though the political process. Legislatures are being pressed in three other states that are likely to follow suit: New Jersey, Hawaii and Illinois. In Oregon, an effort to reverse a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage through a November 2014 ballot measure is under way. Challenges to similar bans in Nevada, Colorado and Ohio could be in store for November 2016.