All of America Is Ready for the Freedom to Marry

Same-sex couples and all-star legal teams will make the case for the freedom to marry to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28!

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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Lily Hiott-Millis on April 17, 2015

Plaintiffs file reply briefs to the Supreme Court

Today, Friday, April 17, plaintiffs in the marriage cases before the United States Supreme Court filed their reply briefs, explaining why marriage matters.

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by Lily Hiott-Millis on April 17, 2015

Read the stories of the families fighting for marriage before the Supreme Court

Yesterday, April 16, the Associated Press published 15 profiles exploring the personal stories of the people who are putting their families, lives, and love in the spotlight to fight for the freedom to marry across the nation.

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by Lily Hiott-Millis on April 17, 2015

MOMENTUM IN KY: Circuit Judge in Kentucky rules in favor of freedom to marry

Yesterday, April 16, a Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate in Kentucky ruled in favor of the freedom to marry for two same-sex couples in the state, putting the decision on hold until the United States Supreme Court rules on the question of the freedom to marry later this year.

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April 16, 2015 Louisville choral group sends off KY Supreme Court plaintiffs with marriage-themed concert

April 15, 2015 Photos: Advocates for the freedom to marry share why marriage matters in Knoxville

April 14, 2015 Williams Institute: Support for marriage accelerates when state bans end

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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 37 states - AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, 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. - same-sex couples have the freedom to marry once and for all. Additionally, same-sex couples can marry in some Missouri counties (based on a pro-marriage ruling now on appeal). Also in MO, the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states are respected.

In Alabama, a federal court has affirmed the freedom to marry, and both the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court have declined to impose a stay. Now, in light of the Alabama Supreme Court's interference, couples are seeking a class-action in federal court.

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in several marriage legal cases. A favorable outcome could bring the freedom to marry to same-sex couples nationwide. This spring, Freedom to Marry will continue our work to demonstrate that all of America is ready for the freedom to marry. Learn about marriage at the 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.

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