It’s a Landmark Month for Marriage!

This month, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two marriage cases - UT and OK - kicking off an exciting new wave of appellate arguments.

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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Blake Jelley on April 23, 2014

Freedom to Marry celebrates 10th Anniversary with Cheers to 10 Years event

On Monday, Freedom to Marry will celebrate its 10th anniversary with "Cheers to 10 Years," an event to pay tribute to the groundbreaking efforts of Freedom to Marry and its founder, Evan Wolfson, while commemorating the 10 years that have passed since same-sex couples began marrying in the United States.

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by Angela Dallara on April 23, 2014

Something Old, Something New: Talking About Marriage

Today’s oral arguments in the Oregon federal marriage case are the latest in a landmark series of cases (including arguments earlier this month before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for cases involving federal challenges to marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma) that are poised to expand the number of Americans who, after decades of dedicated struggle, may soon be free to marry.

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by Adam Polaski on April 23, 2014

Kansas same-sex couple and their kids celebrate at White House Easter Egg Roll

This year, Susan and Shannon McSpadden, who hail from Merriam, KS, were invited to attend the Easter Egg Roll with their children, Davis and Georgia.

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April 22, 2014 Watch: Colorado veterans talk about why marriage matters in new TV ad

April 22, 2014 Lambda Legal files federal marriage lawsuit with same-sex couples in Georgia

April 22, 2014 Q&A: What’s Happening with Marriage in the 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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