All of America Is Ready for the Freedom to Marry

Same-sex couples and all-star legal teams will make the case for the freedom to marry to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28!

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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Lily Hiott-Millis on March 25, 2015

PHOTOS: Advocates gather at The Villages in FL to learn about marriage

Yesterday, March 24, marriage supporters gathered at The Villages, Florida to discuss the marriage movement, and to celebrate the freedom to marry being a reality in Florida.

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by Adam Polaski on March 25, 2015

PHOTOS: Advocating for the freedom to marry at the Louisville, KY town hall

Last week, on Wednesday, March 18, Freedom to Marry and the Campaign for Southern Equality were excited to host a Town Hall Metting in Louisville, Kentucky to discuss the importance of the freedom to marry in the state.

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March 23, 2015

So Ridiculously in Love

When Mike and Bill met, Mike was determined that they would just be friends.

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March 20, 2015 Big Step Forward: Puerto Rico will no longer defend marriage discrimination

March 20, 2015 Exploring Tennessee Together

March 18, 2015 PHOTOS: Standing up for Why Marriage Matters at Lexington, Kentucky Town Hall

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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 37 states - AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, KS, ME, MD, MA, MN, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY - plus Washington, D.C. - same-sex couples have the freedom to marry once and for all. Additionally, same-sex couples can marry in some Missouri counties (based on a pro-marriage ruling now on appeal). Also in MO, the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states are respected.


In Alabama, a federal court has affirmed the freedom to marry, and both the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court have declined to impose a stay. Now, in light of the Alabama Supreme Court's interference, couples are seeking a class-action in federal court.


In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in several marriage legal cases. A favorable outcome could bring the freedom to marry to same-sex couples nationwide. This spring, Freedom to Marry will continue our work to demonstrate that all of America is ready for the freedom to marry. Learn about marriage at the Supreme Court here.


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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