After 2013's SCOTUS ruling that struck down parts of the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA), 2014 saw great advancement for marriage equality in the United States as fifteen more states became places where same-sex couples can legally marry. Read more about the states that made marriage equality the law of the land this year below.
Following the Supreme Court's denial to hear marriage equality cases, five states' attorneys general, county clerks, and thousands of couples are preparing to mobilize.
Today, the US Supreme Court denied hearings for all five of the cases before it.
Christian Minard, a 22 year old college student just one semester shy of graduating Southwestern Christian University, has been expelled from the school after marrying her girlfriend Kadyn Park in March.
Today, Federal Judge Terence Kern ruled in favor of the filing parties and found that Oklahoma's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
Four states have denied spousal military benefits to LGBT National Guard service members, in a move that contradicts the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down section 3 of DOMA and a Pentagon directive to treat all military members equally.