Marriage Equality throughout the United States

Thank you Nel for a great summary of the current status on marriage equality in the US. Twenty states recognizing same-sex marriages. And the remaining thirty states with pending lawsuits. As you quote the misnamed National Organization for Marriage (NOM), all 50 states are likely to recognize same-sex marriages by the beginning of 2016.

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Oregon, my own state, is keeping its status as one of the 19 states legalizing marriage equality, according to a decision delivered today by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. After a U.S. district judge ruled in favor of removing the state constitutional ban, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) appealed to both the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, the Kennedy refused to give NOM any standing in the case. Since Judge Michael McShane issued his ruling on May 19, hundreds of same-sex couples have married in Oregon.

NOM’s case opposing McShane’s ruling is on behalf of three Oregonians: a county clerk, a wedding provider, and a person who voted to ban marriage equality in 2004. All the individuals, who refused to give their names, would not publicly explain how they would be harmed by legal same-sex marriage in the state. State officials are fighting NOM’s appeal in…

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2 thoughts on “Marriage Equality throughout the United States

  1. Thank you, I have just been looking for information about this topic for a long time
    and yours is the greatest I have came upon so far. But, what
    about the conclusion? Are you positive about the source?

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    • The conclusion is accurate as of the original date of the posting. The status of marriage equality has greatly improved since then. According to MarriageEquality.org, as of today (December 27, 2014), there are 34 states with full marriage equality, 6 states with court rulings supporting marriage equality that have been stayed pending appeal, and 14 states and territories that ban gay marriage via constitution and/or law.

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