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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on September 12, 2014

VIDEO: Federal judge rules that Arizona must respect marriage of same-sex couple

Today, September 12, following the tragic death of George Martinez, a plaintiff in Lambda Legal's Majors v. Horne, challenging a law in Arizona that denies the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, U.S. District Court judge John Sedwick granted a Temporary Restraining Order.

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by Adam Polaski on September 12, 2014

Indiana agrees that same-sex couple’s marriage license should be respected

Today, September 12, U.S. District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen allowed the state of Indiana to respect the marriage of Veronica Romero and Mayra Yvette Rivera, a same-sex couple who have been together for 27 years and live in Whiting, IN with their two children.

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September 12, 2014

Building Our Lives in Atlanta

For Robert Scofield and RaShaun Holliman, who are building their lives in Atlanta, Georgia, there's no bigger champion of the couple finally getting married after ten years of commitment than Jaden, RaShaun's 10-year-old son.

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September 10, 2014 Marriage cases will be considered at first SCOTUS conference on 9/29

September 10, 2014 Promising Our ‘Love in the Library’

September 10, 2014 Freedom to Marry staffers share their own marriage stories from this year

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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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