Supreme Court Now Has 5 Chances to Rule on Marriage Bans
November 21 2014 3:01 PM ET

SCOTUS Now Has 5 Chances to Rule on Marriage Bans

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorneys for the same-sex couples hoping to overturn Louisiana's ban on marriage equality have petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case, even before a lower court rules.

No Stay in South Carolina; Marriages Could Begin Thursday
November 18 2014 8:06 PM ET

No Stay in South Carolina; Marriages Could Begin Thursday

Lucas Grindley

Antigay state officials have Chief Justice John Roberts as their last hope to stop same-sex marriage.

Michigan Marriage Case Also Appealed to Supreme Court
November 17 2014 1:55 PM ET

Michigan Marriage Case Also Appealed to Supreme Court

Lucas Grindley

Might the Supreme Court pick a Michigan case to consider marriage equality?

The Plan B Option: What If Supreme Court Doesn't Deliver?
November 17 2014 1:00 PM ET

The Plan B Option: What If Supreme Court Doesn't Deliver?

Matt Baume

Organizers in the states with lingering marriage bans are hedging their bets, just in case the Supreme Court doesn't overturn those bans.

Did Justice Clarence Thomas Just Give the Supreme Court an Epic Side-Eye?
November 14 2014 5:53 PM ET

Did Clarence Thomas Just Give SCOTUS an Epic Side-Eye?

Sunnivie Brydum

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made his feelings about the recent court action on marriage equality known — without ever mentioning the word marriage.

Will the Supreme Court's Next Marriage Case Come From Ohio?
November 14 2014 5:17 PM ET

Will SCOTUS Take Up Ohio Marriage Cases?

Michelle Garcia

Two cases involving marriage equality in Ohio are being proposed for the Supreme Court's schedule.

Supreme Court Puts Kansas Marriage Equality on Hold
November 11 2014 2:00 PM ET

Supreme Court Puts Kansas Marriage Equality on Hold

Sunnivie Brydum

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has granted a temporary stay on a federal court ruling that had ordered Kansas to embrace marriage equality beginning today.

Supreme Court Justice Teases 'Opportunities' for Marriage Ruling
November 10 2014 7:07 PM ET

Supreme Court Justice Teases 'Opportunities' for Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

Will the Supreme Court finally hear a case that could resolve marriage equality nationwide? Some court-watchers say Justice Stephen Breyer's remarks this weekend indicate that possibility.

WATCH: What if the Supreme Court Still Won't Take a Marriage Case?
November 10 2014 3:14 PM ET

WATCH: What if SCOTUS Punts Again on Marriage? 

Matt Baume

You never know: despite past hints, the Justices could surprise us and punt on marriage.

WATCH: Why Rachel Maddow Is Today's Edward R. Murrow
November 09 2014 1:24 PM ET

WATCH: Why Rachel Maddow Is Today's Edward R. Murrow

Dawn Ennis

In explaining why the Supreme Court will weigh in on marriage equality, Maddow enlightens her audience as the iconic mid-century broadcaster did his.

Obama: Constitution 'Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States'
October 20 2014 4:18 PM ET

Obama: Constitution Guarantees Marriage Equality in 50 States

Sunnivie Brydum

The former University of Chicago law professor told The New Yorker he believes the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex marriage.

WATCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sees 'No Crying Need' for SCOTUS to Take Up Marriage
October 20 2014 1:51 PM ET

Ginsburg: 'No Crying Need' for SCOTUS to Take Up Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

When asked if it's 'feasible' for any marriage equality state to go back to banning same-sex weddings, the Supreme Court justice smirked and said she couldn't yet offer an opinion.

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