Online marriage licenses are becoming increasingly popular in states that have passed laws legalizing same-sex marriage, as the courts have begun to recognize the marriages of same-gender couples.
Many of the states that already allow same-day marriages also allow same day marriages for same- gender couples, although a handful of states still require a certified copy of a marriage license.
Many states have also passed laws allowing couples to file for marriage licenses in a single day, including California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.
While some states, like Virginia and Vermont, have passed similar laws that allow same sex couples to marry, others have not.
A recent survey conducted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) found that only 13 percent of states had a law allowing same- sex couples who had previously married to obtain a marriage certificate online.
The survey also found that 30 percent of respondents had used the online option for a first-time same-sexual couple seeking to obtain the license.
According to the survey, 30 percent had been told that same- sexual partners could not obtain a license, with the majority saying that they had received incorrect information about the availability of same sex marriage licenses online.
According for the survey results, only 8 percent of Americans who have ever been married have received a certified same-same-sex couple marriage license online.
A study conducted by NCSL found that the number of same gender couples obtaining marriage licenses has increased in states with online marriage, from 15 percent in 2010 to 17 percent in 2016.
According the survey by the NCSL, the number was still lower in 2015, at 7 percent, and only increased slightly in 2016, from 9 percent to 10 percent.
In addition to online marriage marriage licenses, other states are also allowing same sex weddings at a convenience store or a hotel, or by mail.
The states with the most online marriage applications include Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.
According NCSL research, 24 percent of same gendered couples in California are obtaining a marriage licence from an online location.
A new study from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) found similar trends.
The report states that from 2011 to 2016, there has been a jump in the number, or increase in the percentage of same, gender couples seeking to marry online in California.
The study found that of the total number of couples seeking a marriage, 29 percent were able to obtain online marriage services from January through June of 2016.
The data was based on responses from 1,500 people in the California State Bar and in the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
The majority of these same-gendered couples, including 28 percent, were able have their marriage license verified online.
Of those that were able, 41 percent reported that they received a marriage ceremony in person at a venue other than their home.
In California, the state of California has no laws requiring that a marriage clerk receive a marriage certification from an outside source, but according to the NCLR, they are looking to change that with legislation in the state legislature.
The NCLr also found evidence of a spike in same- gendered marriage licenses granted online, and that the state is one of the few states where this has been reported.
According an NCLRB survey conducted in August 2017, there were 5,851 same- and same- genders married in California, which is a 10 percent increase over the previous year.
The number of requests for same sex licenses increased from 2,908 in 2017 to 3,566 in 2018.
Additionally, there have been a total of 3,738 same-seeming marriages in California since 2013, an increase of 15 percent over the prior year.
California has a unique set of laws that make it possible for same genders to obtain marriage licenses from various licensed businesses, including convenience stores and hotel rooms, by mail, or through the mail.
In states that do not have a same-shemale marriage license law, people who have been married by a licensed marriage officiant must also complete a separate form that includes a certification of commitment and a statement that the couple has a valid marriage license and will continue to live together.