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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Lily Hiott-Millis on October 1, 2014

7 same-sex couples hoping Louisiana stands on the right side of history

It’s been an exciting few weeks for marriage in Louisiana, and now more than ever, families across the state are standing up and sharing their stories.

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by Adam Polaski on September 30, 2014

New report demonstrates the unfair financial penalties same-sex couples face

While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce whether or not they will address the freedom to marry for same-sex couples this term by granting review in one or more of the 5 cases currently pending, a new report examines the devastating impact of marriage bans, as well as other discriminatory laws, on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans’ economic security.

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by Adam Polaski on September 29, 2014

Poll tracks plurality of Utahns support the freedom to marry, ready for SCOTUS to rule

Today, September 29, a new statewide poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group for Freedom to Marry found that a plurality of Utahns – 49% in favor versus 48% opposed – agree that same sex-couples should be able to share in the freedom to marry and receive a civil marriage license in Utah.

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September 26, 2014 New Arkansas Dads: ‘Love Conquers All’

September 26, 2014 Arkansas same-sex couples gear up for the freedom to marry at the state Supreme Court

September 26, 2014 Freedom to Marry launches national TV ad declaring “It’s time” for marriage

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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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