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What's Happening Now With Marriage

July 22, 2014

A Love Story 2 Decades In the Making

Tammy and Kim are one of four couples working hard to stand up for that love and commitment right in their home state of Kentucky – the state where so much of their history together is based. They’re plaintiffs in Bourke v. Beshear, the federal marriage case that received a ruling last February in favor of the freedom to marry.

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by Adam Polaski on July 22, 2014

More than 3,000 Georgians urge Attorney General to stop defending discrimination

This week, on July 21, Georgia Equality delivered more than 3,080 petitions signed by Georgia residents urging Attorney General Sam Olens to drop his defense of the state's constitutional amendment that restricts marriage to different-sex couples.

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by Adam Polaski on July 21, 2014

Puyallup Tribal Council passes freedom to marry amendment

This month, on July 9, the Puyallup Tribal Council, based in Washington State, approved an amendment to its tribal domestic relations code to add a new section that affirms the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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July 18, 2014 Photographer aims to expand project and Let Love Reign across the country

July 18, 2014 10th Circuit rules for freedom in Oklahoma; 2nd federal appellate victory

July 17, 2014 Florida judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down marriage 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.

Nineteen states - CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, and WA - plus Washington, D.C. have the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

Three states offer broad protections short of marriage. CO allows civil union, while NV offers broad domestic partnership. WI has more limited domestic partnership. Marriage litigation has been filed in every state that is currently without the freedom to marry.

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.

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