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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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by Adam Polaski on August 27, 2014

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

Today, on August 27, Freedom to Marry teamed up with Equality NC to deliver more than 11,000 petitions signed by North Carolina residents urging Governor Pat McCrory to respect all families.

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by Adam Polaski on August 26, 2014

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

My decision to marry was one of the most personal, and important, decision of my life up to that point, as it was the same for my wife. All other decisions that we have made since — whether joining the military, running for elective office, joining the board of community organizations — were driven by our shared desire to serve and build a more equitable North Carolina that works for all of our citizens.

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

August 26, 2014 4 great excerpts from court victories being reviewed by the 7th Circuit

August 26, 2014 PHOTOS: Marriage supporters in Indiana & Wisconsin rally before 7th Circuit hearing

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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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