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!

Learn More »

What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Lily Hiott-Millis on April 25, 2015

Freedom to Marry launches national ad on growing support for marriage

Today, April 24, Freedom to Marry launched a national ad for marriage for all loving, committed couples, focusing on the upswelling of support across the country as the United States Supreme Court prepares to hear the issue next week.

Read More

by Lily Hiott-Millis on April 24, 2015

Nearly 300 congregations participate in National Weekend of Prayer for the Freedom to Marry

This weekend, in partnership with the Religious Institute and 18 other religious organizations, Freedom to Marry is hosting the National Weekend of Prayer for the Freedom to Marry.

Read More

by Lily Hiott-Millis on April 22, 2015

Communities send plaintiffs and lawyers off for oral arguments at the Supreme Court

This month, on April 28, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the question of the freedom to marry in cases from four states: Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Read More

April 17, 2015 Plaintiffs file reply briefs to the Supreme Court

April 17, 2015 Read the stories of the families fighting for marriage before the Supreme Court

April 17, 2015 MOMENTUM IN KY: Circuit Judge in Kentucky rules in favor of freedom to marry

See All Blog Entries »

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.

For more on the status of marriage litigation, visit our "Marriage Litigation" page. United States Map Louisiana Arkansas Hawaii Iowa Pennsylvania Missouri Tennessee Idaho Wyoming Colorado Montana North Dakota South Dakota West Virginia New York Florida Texas Mississippi Georgia Alabama New Mexico Washington Oregon Arizona California North Carolina Connecticut Rhode Island South Carolina Maine New Hampshire Massachusetts Virginia New Jersey Delaware Maryland Kentucky Nebraska Utah Kansas Vermont Nevada Indiana Illinois Oklahoma Michigan Michigan Wisconsin Minnesota Ohio Alaska District of Columbia Maryland Delaware New Jersey Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts New Hampshire Vermont