Massachusetts became the first state to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004.
Willard Mitt Romney is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from January 2, 2003 to January 4, 2007
Same-sex marriage is recognized only at the state level, as the federal Defense of Marriage Act explicitly bars federal recognition of such marriages. Obama's Justice Department has opted NOT to enforce DOMA.