Buzzfeed is out with a great new map which shows the status of marriage equality by US Circuit Court district.
Advocates expect the Supreme Court to decide a case addressing same-sex couples’ marriage rights in the next few years. But to get there, cases have to be heard by lower courts first. With a rush of court filings since the Supreme Court ruled this past June striking down the Defense of Marriage Act’s ban on federal recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages, lawyers and organizations have been racing and fighting to get a marriage case back to the high court. Trial court decisions started coming down on Dec. 20, 2013, and they haven’t stopped since. Here’s where things stand as of March 12 with cases that have reached a trial court decision and could eventually reach the Supreme Court.
Marriage Equality’s own Ned Flaherty has his own list of pending lawsuits here. he also recaps past lawsuits.