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Status of State Marriage Laws

The landscape of marriage has undergone immense transformation over the past five years. Following the 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's ruling, approving same-sex marriage, voters in more than 30 states sought to codify into law the protection of one-man, one-woman marital unions. In the majority of states, referendum and ballot initiatives passed by wide margins.

Nevertheless, the current legal onslaught by liberal and homosexual activists to reverse these voter-approved laws are gaining steam — in hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will rule same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

If you are concerned about protecting marriage — and thus, religious freedom — we encourage you to get involved locally with your Family Policy Council.

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 Last updated: Oct. 8, 2014

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