Freedom to Marry Litigation

There are currently 56 cases in federal court. There are currently 29 cases in state court. There are currently lawsuits in 34 states.

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Maine

1st Circuit Court

All citizens in Maine have the freedom to marry!

New Hampshire

1st Circuit Court

All citizens in New Hampshire have the freedom to marry!

Massachusetts

1st Circuit Court

All citizens in Massachusetts have the freedom to marry!

Rhode Island

1st Circuit Court

All citizens in Rhode Island have the freedom to marry!

Vermont

2nd Circuit Court

All citizens in Vermont have the freedom to marry!

Connecticut

2nd Circuit Court

All citizens in Connecticut have the freedom to marry!

New York

2nd Circuit Court

All citizens in New York have the freedom to marry!

Pennsylvania

3rd Circuit Court

All citizens in Pennsylvania have the freedom to marry!

New Jersey

3rd Circuit Court

All citizens in New Jersey have the freedom to marry!

Delaware

3rd Circuit Court

All citizens in Delaware have the freedom to marry!

Maryland

4th Circuit Court

All citizens in Maryland have the freedom to marry!

West Virginia

4th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from West Virginia.


McGee v. Cole is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

Virginia

4th Circuit Court

All citizens in Virginia have the freedom to marry!

North Carolina

4th Circuit Court

Four cases pending in federal court from North Carolina.


Fisher-Borne v. Smith is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states
  • Recognition of second-parent adoption for same-sex couples

Gerber and Berlin v. Cooper is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

McCrory and Clark v. North Carolina is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

General Synod of the United Church of Christ v. Cooper is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

South Carolina

4th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from South Carolina.


Bradacs v. Haley is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states


One case pending in the South Carolina State Court.


Swicegood v. Thompson is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Mississippi

5th Circuit Court

One case pending in the Mississippi State Court.


Czekala-Chatham v. Melancon is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Louisiana

5th Circuit Court

Two cases pending in federal court from Louisiana.


Robicheaux v. George is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Forum for Equality Louisiana v. Barfield is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states


One case pending in the Louisiana State Court.


In re Costanza and Brewer is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of second-parent adoption for same-sex couples

Texas

5th Circuit Court

Six cases pending in federal court from Texas.


DeLeon v. Perry is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Zahrn v. Perry is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

McNosky v. Perry is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

Nuckols v. Perry is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

Freeman v. Parker is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Pidgeon v. Parker is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states


Three cases pending in the Texas State Court.


In re Marriage of J.B. and H.B. is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Texas v. Naylor and Daly is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

In the Matter of the Marriage of A.L.F.L. v. K.L.L. is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Michigan

6th Circuit Court

Four cases pending in federal court from Michigan.


DeBoer v. Snyder is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of second-parent adoption for same-sex couples

Caspar v. Snyder is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed during the window-period" (the time between the district court decision striking down the marriage ban and the stay

Blankenship v. Snyder is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Morgan v. Snyder is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states
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Ohio

6th Circuit Court

Three cases pending in federal court from Ohio.


Obergefell, et al. v. Himes is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Henry v. Himes (formerly Henry v. Wymyslo) is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Gibson v. Himes is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

Kentucky

6th Circuit Court

Two cases pending in federal court from Kentucky.


Bourke v. Beshear is arguing for:

  • Recognition of second-parent adoption for same-sex couples

Love v. Beshear is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state


Three cases pending in the Kentucky State Court.


Kentucky Equality Federation v. Beshear is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Hardee v. Beshear is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

Romero v. Romero is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Tennessee

6th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from Tennessee.


Tanco v. Haslam is arguing for:

  • Recognition of second-parent adoption for same-sex couples

Wisconsin

7th Circuit Court

All citizens in Wisconsin have the freedom to marry!

Illinois

7th Circuit Court

All citizens in Illinois have the freedom to marry!

Indiana

7th Circuit Court

All citizens in Indiana have the freedom to marry!

Minnesota

8th Circuit Court

All citizens in Minnsota have the freedom to marry!

Iowa

8th Circuit Court

All citizens in Iowa have the freedom to marry!

Missouri

8th Circuit Court

Three cases pending in the Missouri State Court.


Barrier and Schild v. Vasterling is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Messer v. Nixon is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

In re Marriage of M.S. and D.S. is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Arkansas

8th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from Arkansas.


Jernigan v. Crane is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states


One case pending in the Arkansas State Court.


Wright v. Arkansas is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

North Dakota

8th Circuit Court

Two cases pending in federal court from North Dakota.


Ramsay v. Dalrymple is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Jorgensen v. Montplaisir is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

South Dakota

8th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from South Dakota.


Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Nebraska

8th Circuit Court

One case pending in the Nebraska State Court.


Nichols v. Nichols is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Montana

9th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from Montana.


Rolando v. Fox is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Idaho

9th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court Idaho.


Latta v. Otter is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Washington

9th Circuit Court

All citizens in Washington have the freedom to marry!

Oregon

9th Circuit Court

All citizens in Oregon have the freedom to marry!

California

9th Circuit Court

All citizens in California have the freedom to marry!

Nevada

9th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from Nevada.


Sevcik v. Sandoval is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Arizona

9th Circuit Court

Two cases pending in federal court from Arizona.


Connolly v. Roche (formerly Connolly v. Brewer) is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Majors v. Horne is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Alaska

9th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from Alaska.


Hamby v. Parnell is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Hawaii

9th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from Hawaii.


Jackson v. Fuddy (formerly Jackson v. Abercrombie) is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

Wyoming

10th Circuit Court

One case pending in the Wyoming State Court.


Courage v. Wyoming is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Utah

10th Circuit Court

All citizens in Utah have the freedom to marry!

Colorado

10th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from Colorado.


Burns v. Hickenlooper is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states



Brinkman v. Long is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

McDaniel-Miccio v. Colorado is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

New Mexico

10th Circuit Court

All citizens in New Mexico have the freedom to marry!

Kansas

10th Circuit Court

One case pending in the Kansas State Court.


Nelson v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Oklahoma

10th Circuit Court

All citizens in Oklahoma have the freedom to marry!

Georgia

11th Circuit Court

One case pending in federal court from Georgia.


Inniss v. Aderhold is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Alabama

11th Circuit Court

Three cases pending in federal court from Alabama.


Hard v. Bentley is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Searcy v. Bentley is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states
  • Recognition of second-parent adoption for same-sex couples

Aaron-Brush v. Bentley is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states


One case pending in the Alabama State Court.


Richmond v. Richmond is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Florida

11th Circuit Court

Two cases pending in federal court from Florida.


Brenner v. Scott is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state
  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Grimsley and Albu v. Scott, et al. is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states


Five cases pending in the Florida State Court.


Pareto v. Ruvin is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

Shaw v. Shaw is arguing for:

  • Dissolution of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Huntsman and Jones v. Heavlin is arguing for:

  • Freedom to marry in the state

Dousset v. Florida Atlantic University is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

Simpson v. Bondi is arguing for:

  • Recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states

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