On Jan. 1, Hawaii and Delaware join the growing number of states offering some form of relationship recognition for same-sex couples.
Marriage equality: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Washington, D.C.
Civil unions: New Jersey, Illinois, Rhode Island – soon to be joined by Hawaii and Delaware
Domestic partnerships: California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state and Wisconsin
The Republican-controlled state legislature in New Hampshire has a pending bill to repeal marriage equality in that state, but the governor has promised to veto it, if passed.