Only Five States Don’t Have Court Cases Challenging Marriage Equality Bans
April 21, 2014 by HRC staff
While marriage equality is the law of the land in 17 states and the District of Columbia, right now thirty-three states have either a law or constitutional amendment restricting marriage to the union of one man and one woman. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed by same-sex couples across the country challenging these bans on marriage equality. Today, there are only five states where there aren’t suits haven’t been filed – Alaska, Georgia, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
As the national spotlight on marriage grows ever brighter and polling continues to show Americans moving inexorably in the direction of supporting equality for same-sex couples, there are at least 68 marriage equality court cases working their way through the judicial system across the country. These cases have been filed in 28 states plus Puerto Rico and account for nearly 250 plaintiffs taking on state marriage bans.
Learn more about the marriage equality court cases across the country at www.americansformarriageequality.org
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