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 37 states - AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, 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 some Missouri counties (based on a pro-marriage ruling also now on appeal).
In Alabama, a federal court has affirmed the freedom to marry, and both the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court have declined to impose a stay. Now, in light of the Alabama Supreme Court's interference, couples are seeking a class-action in federal court.
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: Nearly 72% of the U.S. population lives in a state currently issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples state-wide.