Every American in Every State Should Have the Freedom to Marry

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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Lily Hiott-Millis on November 20, 2014

Married same-sex couple in Florida fights to keep their correct last name on drivers’ licenses

On October 30, Dan and Scott featured on a news segment celebrating their recent name-change and marriage in Florida. Days later, they received two letters from the DMV in the mail – one for each of them – threatening to cancel their licenses indefinitely on November 25th if they did not change their names back to their maiden names by then.

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by Adam Polaski on November 20, 2014

Love is the Law in South Carolina as U.S. Supreme Court denies stay in marriage case

Today, November 20, the United States Supreme Court denied the state of South Carolina's request for a stay in Condon v. Wilson, a federal legal case in which a federal judge found that South Carolina's constitutional amendment denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

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by Lily Hiott-Millis on November 19, 2014

The freedom to marry is coming to Montana; federal judge strikes down ban

Today, November 19, a U.S. District Court Judge ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Montana, striking down the ban on marriage between same-sex couples in the state.

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November 19, 2014 Freedom to Marry launches new digital hub to share stories of Alabama families

November 17, 2014 Same-sex couples and the ACLU file case seeking to overturn Nebraska marriage ban

November 17, 2014 Federal judge allows marriage case to proceed in South Dakota, denying roadblock attempt

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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 35 states - AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, 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. and some counties in MO - same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.

In MO, the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states are respected. In 4 states (KY, MI, OH, TN), marriage supporters are seeking review from the U.S. Supreme Court of an out-of-step pro-marriage ruling from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn more about the marriage cases seeking review from the U.S. 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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