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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on August 29, 2014

Plaintiff couples agree: It’s time for SCOTUS to consider marriage case

This week, plaintiff couples in three different marriage cases filed briefs with the United States Supreme Court replying to writs of certiorari from defendants in the cases. In the briefs, the plaintiffs make the case that it's time for the Supreme Court to consider a marriage case.

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August 28, 2014

National Service & the Fight for Fairness

Ijpe and Thom are hopeful that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit will put an end to marriage discrimination in Tennessee. They are hopeful that soon, harmful marriage bans are struck down across the country and the idea of married couples being treated like legal strangers is relegated to history books.

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by Adam Polaski on August 27, 2014

Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeals asks FL Supreme Court to rule on marriage

Today, the Second District Court of Appeals in Florida (a state appellate court) urged the Florida Supreme Court to hear and rule on the question of whether same-sex couples can marry in the state.

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August 27, 2014 PHOTOS: 11,000 North Carolinians urge NC Governor to respect all families

August 26, 2014 North Carolina Rep. Grier Martin speaks out on love, marriage & the future in NC

August 26, 2014 LISTEN: 7th Circuit hears oral arguments in Wisconsin & Indiana marriage cases

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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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