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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on August 22, 2014

Mayor of Knoxville, TN supports marriage, fueling momentum in Tennessee

Today, Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition of nearly 500 mayors who are speaking up for why marriage matters for same-sex couples in their communities.

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by Adam Polaski on August 22, 2014

Evan Wolfson receives highest honor from National LGBT Bar Association

This morning, August 22, at its annual Lavender Law conference, the National LGBT Bar Association presented Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson with its highest honor: the Dan Bradley Award.

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by Adam Polaski on August 21, 2014

With Nashville mayor’s support, mayors in every Southern state are speaking up for marriage

Today, Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tennessee became the first mayor in Tennessee to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. With his support, the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry program now includes mayors from all 14 Southern states.

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August 21, 2014 Federal judge in Florida strikes down marriage ban, following 4 state court wins

August 20, 2014 U.S. Supreme Court puts 4th Circuit ruling on hold

August 20, 2014 New ruling in Indiana strikes down marriage ban, fuels momentum in 7th Circuit

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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.

Nineteen states - CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, and WA - plus Washington, D.C. have the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

Three states offer broad protections short of marriage. CO allows civil union, while NV offers broad domestic partnership. WI has more limited domestic partnership. Marriage litigation has been filed in every state that is currently without the freedom to marry.

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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