Since the first marriage lawsuit for same-sex couples in 1971, the ACLU has been at the forefront of both legal and public education efforts to secure relationship protections for same-sex couples and win legal recognition for LGBT relationships. We're working to ensure that same-sex couples in all 50 states have the right to get married and have their marriages recognized in whichever state they live. We also continue to fight for other relationship protections for LGBT families.

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