Mar 14, 2015 1:45 PM by News Staff
While more than 70 percent of U.S. states now allow same-sex marriage, the waves of change have yet to reach America's far-flung and socially conservative territories in the Caribbean and Pacific.
Of the five territories, only Puerto Rico has faced a lawsuit seeking the right for gay and lesbian couples to wed. A federal judge there, bucking the trend in federal courts on the mainland, rejected the suit. That case is under appeal.
Advocacy groups say no same-sex couples have stepped forward to make a legal case for marriage rights in the other territories - the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.
The five territories would be covered by a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling establishing a constitutional right for same-sex couples to wed.
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