StatesFor a full breakdown of where state laws stand, click here. For a full breakdown of marriage rulings since Windsor, click here. For all pending marriage litigation, click here.
In 35 states - AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, KS, ME, MD, MA, MN, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY - plus Washington, D.C. - same-sex couples have the freedom to marry once and for all. Additionally, same-sex couples also can marry in Florida (where a pro-marriage ruling is now on appeal before the 11th Circuit), as well as in some Missouri counties (based on pro-marriage rulings also now on appeal).
In MO, the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states are respected.
In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in several marriage legal cases. A favorable outcome could bring the freedom to marry to same-sex couples nationwide. This spring, Freedom to Marry will continue our work to demonstrate that all of America is ready for the freedom to marry. Learn more about the freedom to marry at the U.S. Supreme Court here.
With these advances, a record number of Americans live in states that recognize relationships between same-sex couples: Over 70% of the U.S. population lives in a state currently issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples state-wide, and over 64% of the U.S. population lives in a state with the freedom to marry once and for all.