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 20, 2014

Same-sex couples fight for marriage in Mississippi

Today, October 20, the Campaign for Southern Equality filed a federal lawsuit in Mississippi on behalf of two same-sex couples fighting for Mississippi to both respect out-of-state marriages as well as allow marriage between same-sex couples.

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by Lily Hiott-Millis on October 20, 2014

President Obama says the Constitution requires the freedom to marry nationwide

In a recent interview with The New Yorker, President Obama voiced his support for the freedom to marry in all states in the United States.

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October 17, 2014 Wyoming judge strikes down laws denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples

October 17, 2014 Arizona judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down state ban

October 16, 2014 The freedom to marry takes effect in Scotland on December 31

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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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