Sunday was the first official day that same-sex couples in the state of Washington could legally marry, and many took advantage of the newly won right.
The New York Daily News reported that hundreds of gay and lesbian couples picked up their licenses as early as 12:01 a.m.
With the US Supreme Court set to consider the constitutionality of gay marriage, America could be on its way to federally recognizing same-sex marriages.
The issue of gay marriage has also recently seen momentum in Mexico, where the supreme court ruled a ban on gay marriage in the state of Oaxaca unconstitutional, as well as the United Kingdom, where the government plans to publish its plans in regards to the controversial topic.
Here's a look at couples from around the world where gay marriage is now legal.