It’s a Landmark Month for Marriage!

This month, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two marriage cases - UT and OK - kicking off an exciting new wave of appellate arguments.

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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Blake Jelley on April 22, 2014

Watch: Colorado veterans talk about why marriage matters in new TV ad

This week, Why Marriage Matters Colorado, launched a new statewide television spot featuring a group of local veterans taking a stand for the freedom to marry and speaking out in support of their openly gay friend and comrade.

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by Adam Polaski on April 22, 2014

Lambda Legal files federal marriage lawsuit with same-sex couples in Georgia

Today, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry in Georgia and respect for marriages legally performed elsewhere. The lawsuit joins 64 other marriage lawsuits in 30 other states/territories.

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by Adam Polaski on April 22, 2014

Q&A: What’s Happening with Marriage in the Courts?

Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson describes the dynamic litigation landscape and explains how all Americans can do their part in creating the climate for these courts - including the U.S. Supreme Court - to rule in favor of marriage nationwide as soon as possible.

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April 21, 2014 Calling for More Proposals in NC

April 21, 2014 Pennsylvania marriage lawsuit will proceed without trial on fast track for ruling

April 18, 2014 Orlando Mayor calls for the freedom to marry in FL in State of the City address

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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.

Seventeen states - CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, 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 OR and NV offer broad domestic partnership. WI has more limited domestic partnership.

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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