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 32 states - AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, ME, MD, MA, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY, plus Washington, D.C. - same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.
In an additional three states - KS, MT, and SC - federal appellate rulings have set a binding precedent in favor of the freedom to marry, meaning the path is cleared for the freedom to marry there.
In an additional 8 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, MI, and TX, judges have struck down marriage bans, and in LA, OH and TN, judges have issued more limited pro-marriage rulings.
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 will soon live in a state with the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.
- Nearly 59% of the U.S. population lives in a state currently issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples state-wide.