Another Big Week for Marriage at the 10th Circuit!

On Thursday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments from an Oklahoma marriage case - continuing an exciting new wave of appellate arguments.

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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on April 16, 2014

Young Conservatives launch $1 million effort to reform GOP platform on marriage

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is launching a $1 million campaign to reform the Republican Party platform by striking anti-gay language and replacing it with respectful, unifying language. The campaign, called "Reform the Platform," officially kicks off today

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by Adam Polaski on April 15, 2014

WATCH: 12-year-old with two moms in Utah speaks out for the freedom to marry

"At school, we talked about things we'd like to see in our lifetime," 12-year-old Riley Hackford-Peer told filmmaker D'Arcy Benincosa in a new video. He explained, "I've always said that I'd like to see my parents get married."

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by Adam Polaski on April 15, 2014

THURSDAY: 10th Circuit Appeals Court hears argument in Oklahoma marriage case

This week, on Thursday, April 17, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver will hear oral arguments in Bishop v. Smith, a federal lawsuit that seeks the freedom to marry in Oklahoma.

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April 15, 2014 VIDEO: How couples feel the impact of anti-marriage laws on Tax Day

April 14, 2014 ACLU of Michigan files lawsuit seeking respect for 300+ Michigan marriage licenses

April 14, 2014 Litigation Round-Up: Where marriage cases stand in the federal appellate courts

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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.

Seventeen states - CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, 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 OR and NV offer broad domestic partnership. WI has more limited domestic partnership.

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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