Friday, October 10, 2014

Latest Civil Marriage Laws Map

The majority of Americans and the majority of American states now allow both opposite sex and same sex couples to legally wed.  Since this last Tuesday's decision by the US Supreme Court to not take up any of 7 appellate cases involving same sex marriage, a rush of new states now issue marriage licenses to same sex couples or are in the process of issuing:

  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Appellate decisions overturning bans on same sex marriage should also apply to the following states which are awaiting hearings to approve marriage as a legal formality or dealing with resistance to the court decisions by state officials:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Wyoming
The 6th Circuit should issue its opinion any day for the states of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee which could potentially legalize marriage in those states also...or create a case that would put them at odds to the 30 some pro-marriage decisions and send the case back to the US Supreme Court.

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