John M. Becker

Losing Track of Marriage Lawsuits? Let Lambda Legal Help

Filed By John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, Lambda Legal, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, relationship recognition, same-sex marriage

rings.jpgWith marriage equality lawsuits pending in literally dozens of states, it's easy to lose track of individual cases and where they're at in the legal process. But Lambda Legal has come to the rescue, assembling a comprehensive list of every marriage case currently pending in the United States.

Lambda's report summarizes the state of things thusly:

In summary, there currently are 65 pending lawsuits (44 in federal court - 9 of which are on appeal - and 21 in state courts, 5 of which are on appeal and 11 of which raise federal claims), involving how the marriage laws of 30 states and Puerto Rico apply to same-sex couples (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming). The only states that do not currently provide marriage equality in which there is no pending litigation at present are Alaska, Georgia, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Want to learn more about a case or check up on the status of the marriage lawsuit/s in your state? Click here for Lambda Legal's full report.


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