Several states have won the freedom to marry in just the last few days. That means plenty to celebrate for same-sex couples and their allies — and plenty to lament for those who oppose equality.
Marriage has been permanently legalized in Oklahoma, and couples are now free to wed. The next steps in nearby states remain murky.
The couple at the center of the Oklahoma marriage case expressed joy over the Supreme Court's decision but also were "a little bit annoyed" that the court didn't get directly involved.
Three marriage equality cases are currently awaiting review by the U.S. Supreme Court. But there are several more making a beeline for the nation's highest court.
It's rare that the winning parties in a case will ask for a review of their victories, but that's exactly what's happening in the three leading states with marriage equality cases.
As two more marriage equality cases are appealed to the Supreme Court, activists on all sides of the issue are locked in a 'will they, won't they, wait and see' moment.
The same panel of judges that ruled against Utah's marriage ban in June ruled to overturn Oklahoma's ban on Friday morning.
A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments today in the challenge to Oklahoma's constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage.