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 (Takes Effect 11/20), UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY, plus Washington, D.C. and St. Louis, Missouri - same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.
In an additional 9 states, judges have issued rulings in favor of the freedom to marry, with many of these rulings now stayed as they proceed to appellate courts: In AR, FL, KY, MO, MI, and TX, judges have struck down marriage bans, and in LA, OH and TN, judges have issued more limited pro-marriage rulings.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed pro-marriage rulings in KY, MI, OH and TN, and legal teams in each state have vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, which could pave the way for a national ruling.
In MO, the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states are respected.
With these advances, a record number of Americans live in states that recognize relationships between same-sex couples: Over 64% of the U.S. population lives in a state currently issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples state-wide.