Texas law enforcement officials, clergy, business owners, and first responders are showing support for marriage equality.
Marriage is on hold for now in Indiana and Wisconsin, with a stay that the Supreme Court could lift within a month, or prolong into 2015.
The Supreme Court justice's latest remarks seem to contradict her own earlier prediction that the court will not duck the issue of marriage equality.
Attorney Monte Stewart has accrued tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, with little to show for it.
With just two weeks before the Supreme Court is set to decide which marriage cases to take, lower courts could still disrupt the schedule with last-minute rulings.
Fred McQuire sought federal benefits via his marriage to George Martinez, who recently died of cancer.
The state agreed to recognize the marriage of a terminally ill woman and her wife; it has already recognized the union of two women in a similar situation.
In trying to appeal to the Supreme Court justices, attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana disagree on what constitutes a strength or a weakness in their cases.