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December 2, 2013
At the stroke of midnight, Hawaii became the fifteen state where gay and lesbian couples can get married, in addition to Washington, DC.
November 18, 2013
The historic decision, authored by Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, was the final result of a case brought by seven gay and lesbian couples who lived in the state. They were represented by Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders,
November 12, 2013
At long last, marriage equality is coming to Hawaii. The state’s legislature just approved marriage equality legislation and Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign it into law.
November 6, 2013
One year ago today, voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington went to the polls and voted in favor of the freedom to marry, and in Minnesota they voted down an amendment to the state’s constitution.
November 5, 2013
The bill now advances to Governor Pat Quinn, a champion of the marriage equality, who plans to sign the bill into law. Illinois is fifteenth state in the nation to recognize marriage equality, the second in two months.
October 24, 2013
The state of Oregon will recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples who were wed out of state, according to a memo sent last week.
October 22, 2013
With New Jersey now recognizing the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples, one third of the U.S. population now lives in a state with marriage equality.
October 21, 2013
At the stroke of midnight, gay and lesbian couples were able to get married in New Jersey.
October 18, 2013
The State Supreme Court today unanimously denied a request to delay marriages while an appeal is heard to last month’s decision that called for marriage equality.
October 10, 2013
Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson denied a request to delay the implementation of last week’s historic ruling that would allow gay and lesbian couples to get married in New Jersey starting October 21.