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by Adam Polaski on September 17, 2014

Q&A: ‘First Comes Love’ creator prepares for release of beautiful new book

Next week, on September 26, another step of one photographer's mission of compiling a beautiful collection of portraits of loving, committed same-sex couples will come to fruition when Barbara Proud's First Comes Love book is released.

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September 17, 2014

HS Sweethearts Leap into Marriage

Will and Chris DeGiglio-Wright met in 1999 while attending high school in the Tampa Bay area. The Brandon High School show choir members soon became high school sweethearts in 2002.

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by Adam Polaski on September 17, 2014

Congratulations to Mary Bonauto, recipient of 2014 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award

Today, September 17, Mary Bonauto, who serves as the Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), was announced as one of this year's recipients of the MacArthur Award, the prestigious honor that acknowledges the country's most talented artists, scholars, thinkers, and professionals.

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September 16, 2014 Young Conservatives tour NV as part of ‘Reform the Platform’ campaign

September 12, 2014 VIDEO: Federal judge rules that Arizona must respect marriage of same-sex couple

September 12, 2014 Indiana agrees that same-sex couple’s marriage license should be respected

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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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