In marriage same sex us. It highlights resources available through the library and also offers a list of current civil rights organizations. John Baldacci signs a bill less than an hour after the state legislature approves it. William Roletter, left, and Paul Rowe get close after having their photo taken with their marriage certificate May 21,at Philadelphia City Hall. Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Washington the following day. February 14, - The Illinois Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage. February March 11, - Nearly 4, same-sex couples get marriage licenses in San Francisco, but the California Supreme Court eventually orders San Francisco to stop issuing marriage licenses. Within days, Wisconsin Attorney General J. Also, the US Supreme Court rejects Alaska's request to delay enforcement of the court's ruling on same-sex marriage. On February 13,Washington Gov. The law was challenged, but voters approved marriage equality in a November referendum. Marriages become legal on September 1, Wright Allen strikes down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. May 6, - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Maineas Gov.