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by Lily Hiott-Millis on September 23, 2014

500th mayor signs on to bipartisan coalition of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, becoming the 500th in the country to do so.

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by Lily Hiott-Millis on September 23, 2014

WATCH: Freedom to Marry’s “Until We Could,” by inaugural poet Richard Blanco

This weekend, Freedom to Marry publicly released “Until We Could,” a beautiful short film adaptation of an original poem by Richard Blanco, the 2012 presidential inaugural poet.

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by Adam Polaski on September 22, 2014

Louisiana judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, 40th victory since June ‘13

Today, September 22, Judge Edward Rubin of the 15th Judicial District Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in a state legal challenge to an amendment in Louisiana that denies same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

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September 17, 2014 Q&A: ‘First Comes Love’ creator prepares for release of beautiful new book

September 17, 2014 HS Sweethearts Leap into Marriage

September 17, 2014 Congratulations to Mary Bonauto, recipient of 2014 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award

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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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