The Freedom to Marry is Moving Forward Nationwide!

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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on October 14, 2014

Finishing the Job: how marriage is moving forward nationwide

Now, as momentum surges across the country, it is more important for supporters to do all they can to speak out for the freedom to marry nationwide. Here's what's going on in the 4 other states set up for the freedom to marry soon, plus the 15 where same-sex couples continue to be denied the freedom to marry.

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by Lily Hiott-Millis on October 24, 2014

Freedom to Marry and Shiraz Events’ contest winners celebrate wedding with beautiful ceremony

Last weekend, Sarah and Ben, the Minnesota couple who won Freedom to Marry's Wedding Registry contest in July, had the beautiful wedding of their dreams.

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by Adam Polaski on October 24, 2014

VIDEO: Former GOP spokesperson James Richardson calls for marriage in Georgia

This speech was delivered by James Richardson, former RNC spokesperson for the Republican National Committee and Governors Barbour and Huntsman, at an October 23 Rally for Marriage in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by Georgia Equality and Freedom to Marry.

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October 23, 2014 PHOTOS: Georgians call for the freedom to marry in the Peach State with GA Equality

October 23, 2014 Georgia Father of 3 wants his son to have the same freedom to marry as his 2 daughters

October 23, 2014 Lambda Legal files case to extend Social Security benefits to all couples in nation

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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.

In 32 states - AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, ME, MD, MA, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY, plus Washington, D.C. - same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.

In an additional three states - KS, MT, and SC - federal appellate rulings have set a binding precedent in favor of the freedom to marry, meaning the path is cleared for the freedom to marry there.

In MO, the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states are respected.

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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