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“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” - Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
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VI - Virgin Islands
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WA - Washington
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Couples are listed twice. Each spouse is listed by their last name in alphabetical order.

We will be adding PROFILE information over the next several months to make sure all the plaintiffs are thank. Follow us on TWITTER as we update this site showing all the hard work everyone has done.

  • Profile Adams, Arthur - Devin Baker
  • Profile Baker, Devin - Arthur Adams
  • Profile Beach, Alexsis - Rachel Lederman
  • Profile Beals, Myra - Ida Matson
  • Profile Borenstein, Ruth - Karen Strauss
  • Profile Carter, Celia - Sierra North
  • Profile Chandler, Jeffrey - Dave Chandler
  • Profile Chandler, Dave - Jeffrey Chandler
  • Profile Conner, Sarah - Gillian Smith
  • Profile Cooper, Pali - Jeanne Rizzo
  • Profile Cung, Cristy - Lancy Woo
  • Profile D'Amario, Alexandra - Margot McShane
  • Profile Davis, Corey - Andre Lejeune
  • Profile Frazer, Tim - Joshua Rymer
  • Profile Gaffney, Stuart - John Lewis
  • Profile Gomez, Jewelle - Diane Sabin
  • Profile Hart, Deborah - Janet Wallace
  • Profile Herbert, Dustin - Brad Jackson
  • Profile Jackson, Brad - Dustin Herbert
  • Profile Katami, Paul - Jeffrey Zarrillo
  • Profile Lederman, Rachel - Alexsis Beach
  • Profile Lejeune, Andre - Corey Davis
  • Profile Lewis, John - Stuart Gaffney
  • Profile Lyon, Phyllis - Del Martin
  • Profile Ma, Eileen - Suyapa Portillo
  • Profile Marin, Gerardo - Jay Thomas
  • Profile Martin, Del - Phyllis Lyon
  • Profile Matson, Ida - Myra Beals
  • Profile McShane, Margot - Alexandra D'Amario
  • Profile North, Sierra - Celia Carter
  • Profile Olson, Diane - Robin Tyler
  • Profile Perry, Kristin - Sandra Stier
  • Profile Petry, Theresa - Cristal Rivera-Mitchel
  • Profile Portillo, Suyapa - Eileen Ma
  • Profile Rivera-Mitchel, Cristal - Theresa Petry
  • Profile Rizzo, Jeanne - Pali Cooper
  • Profile Rymer, Joshua - Tim Frazer
  • Profile Sabin, Diane - Jewelle Gomez
  • Profile Shain, Karen - Jody Sokolower
  • Profile Smith, Gillian - Sarah Conner
  • Profile Sokolower, Jody - Karen Shain
  • Profile Stier, Sandra - Kristin Perry
  • Profile Strauss, Karen - Ruth Borenstein
  • Profile Thomas, Jay - Gerardo Marin
  • Profile Tolen, James - Desmund Wu
  • Profile Tyler, Robin - Diane Olson
  • Profile Wallace, Janet - Deborah Hart
  • Profile Woo, Lancy - Cristy Cung
  • Profile Wu, Desmund - James Tolen
  • Profile Zarrillo, Jeffrey - Paul Katami
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SCOTUSObergefell v. Hodges: Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court: The full text of the Supreme Court case that brought same-sex marriage to the United States [Paperback]- A case which will cause controversy for years to come, Obergefell v. Hodges was the U.S. Supreme Court case that declared same-sex marriage the law of the land. This edition of the full text of the Court's ruling, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, also includes all four dissents, written by Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia, Justice Thomas, and Justice Alito.


Equal Before the Law: How Iowa Led Americans to Marriage Equality Equal Before Te LawEqual Before the Law tells the stories behind this critical battle in the fight for marriage equality and traces the decision’s impact. The struggle began in 1998 with the easy passage of Iowa’s Defense of Marriage Act and took a turn, surprising to many, in 2005, when six ordinary Iowa couples signed on to Lambda Legal’s suit against the law. Their triumph in 2009 sparked a conservative backlash against the supreme court justices, three of whom faced tough retention elections that fall.


McCoy, You're Going Straight to Hell McCoy, You Are Going String To Hell Through heartfelt e-mails to openly gay Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy, readers will understand the impact of the struggle for marriage equality. These stories will empower others to face, accept, and celebrate their sexuality and relationships. Marriage equality is the new civil right. Passion is strong on both sides of the issue. The battle for equality is more than a powerful political weapon or crusade of religious zealots. It is about love, commitment, and civil rights. These e-mails are artifacts of a critical movement. They bring to life stories of couples affected by the intolerance of laws preventing them from expressing their love and commitment through marriage. Opponents express visceral emotion, often with religious fervor. They see gay marriage as a threat to traditional marriage, family, and the nation. What is a politically charged weapon for some is a way of life for others. The book will disrupt the status quo to keep the momentum in the battle for equality. Those struggling with their sexual orientation will be reminded they are not alone. They are entitled to the same civil rights, tolerance and acceptance enjoyed by others. The book is a call to remain vigilant.
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