Out of 50 states, only 17 states + The District of Columbia legalized same-sex marriage. We have yet to realize that people are being discriminated against because of the mate they choose. On another note, Michigan has now joined the number of the states that have legalized same-sex marriage, THUMBS UP MICHIGAN! more info
- the first state to recognize same-sex marriage was Massachusetts
- the New York-based Gay Activists Alliance chose the lambda Greek letter
- Vermont was the first state to legalize same-sex civil unions.