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Reporters looking for a factual breakdown of marriage and relationship recognition laws for same-sex couples in the U.S. can visit our "Where State Laws Stand" webpage.

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Press Releases

Cincinnati Mayor Urges 6th Circuit to Strike Down Marriage Ban


On the heels of oral arguments in two Ohio marriage cases presented before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals last week, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley today urged the appeals court to strike down the state’s marriage ban, on behalf of his gay and lesbian constituents.

6th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in 6 Marriage Cases


Today the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard oral arguments in marriage cases out of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee, seeking both the full freedom to marry and in-state respect for legal marriages of same-sex couples.

Utah Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Case


Utah’s attorney general today filed an appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the marriage case Kitchen v. Herbert. This is the first time a case about marriage for same-sex couples has been appealed to the Supreme Court since last year's landmark ruling.

GOP Strategist Margaret Hoover Headlines Marriage Tour Through Iowa


Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is embarking on a three-city tour of Iowa tomorrow making the case that removing anti-gay language from the national Republican Party platform is both good politics and the right thing to do.

North Carolina Attorney General Will Not Defend State’s Marriage Ban


Today, following a ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Virginia's ban on marriage for same-sex couples, North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer fight lawsuits seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex couples' freedom to marry.

4th Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Virginia Marriage Ban


Today the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a lower court’s February decision that found Virginia’s marriage ban unconstitutional.

Second Florida Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban


Today Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel struck down Florida’s ban on marriage for committed same-sex couples in what is now the 28th consecutive ruling by a federal or state court in favor of the freedom to marry in the past year.

Federal Judge in Colorado Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


Today U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore ruled that Colorado's discriminatory state ban excluding same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional.

Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) Announces Support for Florida Marriage Ruling


Today Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) stated that he supports same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in Florida.

10th Circuit Affirms the Freedom to Marry in Oklahoma


Today the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a marriage ruling out of Oklahoma back in January.

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