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What's Happening Now With Marriage

by Adam Polaski on July 28, 2014

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will stop defending state’s marriage ban

Today, July 28, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said that his office would stop defending marriage discrimination in the Tarheel State.

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by Adam Polaski on July 28, 2014

4th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the freedom to marry in Virginia case

Today the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a marriage ruling out of Virginia from February.

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by Adam Polaski on July 28, 2014

Wave of appellate arguments continues in August at 6th Circuit and 7th Circuit

Next month, same-sex couples in six different states will get their day in court at the federal appellate level when the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the 7th Circuit hold oral arguments in a wide range of legal cases seeking the freedom to marry or respect for marriages between same-sex couples legally performed in other states.

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July 25, 2014 Second Florida judge rules in state’s marriage ban unconstitutional

July 24, 2014 Photos: 7,000+ Floridians urge Attorney General to drop appeal of marriage ruling

July 23, 2014 Federal judge in Colorado strikes down marriage ban in 27th pro-marriage ruling

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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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