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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on August 20, 2014

New ruling in Indiana strikes down marriage ban, fuels momentum in 7th Circuit

On August 19, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young issued a new ruling on the freedom to marry, striking down marriage discrimination in Indiana as unconstitutional.

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by Blake Jelley on August 19, 2014

Mark McKinnon: The freedom to marry is consistent with GOP values

In an op-ed published this week by the San Antonio Express-News, Mark McKinnon, former adviser to President George W. Bush and Texas chair of Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, makes the Republican case for marriage.

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August 14, 2014

Wisconsin Natives Cheer on Momentum

For Wisconsin natives Heather and Becci, the past few months have been an exciting time to watch as marriage moves forward at a rapid pace in their home state.

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August 14, 2014 Cincinnati Mayor Cranley urges 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule for marriage

August 13, 2014 4th Circuit Court of Appeals denies request to delay marriage ruling

August 12, 2014 Photographer works world-wide to create a ‘visual catalog of gay men around the world’

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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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