As of now, Tennessee officials must recognize three same-sex couples’ marriages.
The House of Lords has crushed an attempt to kill off the gay marriage Bill by 390 votes to 148 - a majority of 242 in favour of same-sex weddings. In total more than 90 peers spoke during the marathon two-day debate, with those opposed warning gay marriage would lead to polygamy, incest and even the decline in heterosexual weddings.
Delaware became the 11th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, with Gov. Jack Markell signing the legislation into law immediately following a 12-9 vote.
Seven in 10 Americans born after 1980 believe gay men and lesbians should be able to marry legally.
Immediately after the state House of Representatives approved the Marriage Equality Act, Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the measure into law.