In Colorado, LGBT advocates received permission from a state board on Wednesday to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would overturn the state's existing ban of same-sex marriage, which has been in place since 2006.
The ballot measure would replace the current language permitting marriage only between one man and one woman with an updated sentence: "Marriage will have the same requirements and effects regardless of whether the parties are the same or different sex."
Earlier this year, a bill for civil unions for same-sex couples failed in the state's Republican-dominated House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is expected to announce later today that he will push harder for marriage equality in his state. A legislative campaign for marriage equality in Maryland failed last year; despite passing in the Senate, it failed in the House of Delegates.
O'Malley has said that the success of marriage equality in New York - especially with regard to the religious exemptions approved in the state - have sparked his renewed interest in the marriage campaign for Maryland. O'Malley could take on a role parallel to that of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York, who advocated hard to bring the issue to a successful vote in the NY Senate last month.
Check back for updates today regarding O'Malley's expected press conference.