Welcome to Marriage Equality in the Courts
(Updated 30 October 2013)
Loving, committed same-sex couples are standing up for their families and pursuing marriage equality in a variety of lawsuits in federal and state courts. The Marriage Equality in the Courts webpages detail the major cases.
The Supreme Court of the United States heard two landmark cases addressing the freedom to marry and marriage equality on the 26th and 27th of March 2013: United States v. Windsor (DOMA) and Hollingsworth v. Perry (Proposition 8). The high Court ruled on those cases on 26 June 2013. Click here to read about those cases, the briefs filed in both cases, and the rulings.
On 29 October 2013 Marriage Equality USA joined a brief written and filed by BALIF (Bay Lawyers for Individual Freedom, an LGBT Bar Association) in the Hawaii and Nevada marriage equality cases. Amici Curiae Brief 12-17668
We also provide a list of lawsuits in process that are related to the issue of marriage equality in the Current Status section of this website.