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What's Happening Now With Marriage

July 31, 2014

A Marriage 34 Years in the Making

When we were finally able to marry in Maine, we of course knew it was a privilege we wanted to be a part of. Imagine our joy when Mary Bonauto of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders said she would marry us and that she would be happy to do so. She had wanted to say, “by the power invested in me by the State of Maine…” an honor few deserved more.

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by Adam Polaski on July 29, 2014

WATCH: Ohio couple together more than 50 years shares their story in new TV ad

Today, Why Marriage Matters Ohio, the statewide coalition working to amplify the voices of people from across the Buckeye State who support the freedom to marry, released a new television ad running state-wide about the importance of marriage for all in Ohio.

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by Adam Polaski on July 28, 2014

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will stop defending state’s marriage ban

Today, July 28, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said that his office would stop defending marriage discrimination in the Tarheel State.

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July 28, 2014 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the freedom to marry in Virginia case

July 28, 2014 Wave of appellate arguments continues in August at 6th Circuit and 7th Circuit

July 25, 2014 Second Florida judge rules in state’s marriage ban unconstitutional

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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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