Every American in Every State Should Have the Freedom to Marry

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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on November 26, 2014

After year of momentum, same-sex couples and families give thanks on Thanksgiving

This holiday season, as we spend time with our family, we feel thankful for what we've accomplished this year -- we've won the freedom to marry in eighteen states (for a total of 35 and our nation's capital) and seen marriage move forward across the country.

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by Adam Polaski on November 25, 2014

Federal judge in Mississippi rules marriage ban unconstitutional

The latest in a landmark string of court victories for the freedom to marry came today, November 25, from Mississippi, where a federal judge has ruled the state's constitutional amendment denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples unconstitutional.

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by Adam Polaski on November 25, 2014

Federal judge strikes down Arkansas marriage ban, adding to national momentum

Today, November 25, U.S. District Court Judge Karen Baker ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Arkansas, declaring the state's Amendment 83, which limits the freedom to marry to different-sex couples, is unconstitutional.

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November 20, 2014 Married same-sex couple in Florida fights to keep their correct last name on drivers’ licenses

November 20, 2014 Love is the Law in South Carolina as U.S. Supreme Court denies stay in marriage case

November 19, 2014 The freedom to marry is coming to Montana; federal judge strikes down ban

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State by State

Use the map below to locate your state, and find up-to-date information about the fight for the freedom to marry. You will find what each state's status is, what's happening in the news, and the history of marriage in the state.

In 35 states - AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, KS, ME, MD, MA, MN, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY, plus Washington, D.C. and some counties in MO - same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.

In MO, the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states are respected. In 4 states (KY, MI, OH, TN), marriage supporters are seeking review from the U.S. Supreme Court of an out-of-step pro-marriage ruling from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn more about the marriage cases seeking review from the U.S. Supreme Court here.

For a factual breakdown of marriage and relationship recognition laws for same-sex couples in the United States, visit our "Where State Laws Stand" page.

For more on the status of marriage litigation, visit our "Marriage Litigation" page. United States Map Louisiana Arkansas Hawaii Iowa Pennsylvania Missouri Tennessee Idaho Wyoming Colorado Montana North Dakota South Dakota West Virginia New York Florida Texas Mississippi Georgia Alabama New Mexico Washington Oregon Arizona California North Carolina Connecticut Rhode Island South Carolina Maine New Hampshire Massachusetts Virginia New Jersey Delaware Maryland Kentucky Nebraska Utah Kansas Vermont Nevada Indiana Illinois Oklahoma Michigan Michigan Wisconsin Minnesota Ohio Alaska District of Columbia Maryland Delaware New Jersey Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts New Hampshire Vermont