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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on July 23, 2014

Federal judge in Colorado strikes down marriage ban in 27th pro-marriage ruling

Today, July 23, U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore struck down Colorado’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, following a month-long flurry of activity on marriage in the Centennial State.

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July 23, 2014

Fighting for Respect for 3 Decades of Love

The way that Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon see it, their 32 years together have been divided into three lives - their years of traveling together as a newly together couple, the time they spent building their family and raising their two children, and the not-so-distant future where their children will be grown and the two of them will be on their own again.

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July 22, 2014

A Love Story 2 Decades In the Making

Tammy and Kim are one of four couples working hard to stand up for that love and commitment right in their home state of Kentucky – the state where so much of their history together is based. They’re plaintiffs in Bourke v. Beshear, the federal marriage case that received a ruling last February in favor of the freedom to marry.

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July 22, 2014 More than 3,000 Georgians urge Attorney General to stop defending discrimination

July 21, 2014 Puyallup Tribal Council passes freedom to marry amendment

July 18, 2014 Photographer aims to expand project and Let Love Reign across the country

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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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