Meet 17 Winners And 14 Losers From Marriage Equality's Huge Week
October 15 2014 4:23 PM ET

17 Winners And Losers from Marriage Equality's Huge Week

Matt Baume

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.

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Virginia
October 14 2014 8:00 AM ET

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage in Virginia

Matt Baume

Marriage has been permanently legalized in Virginia, and same-sex couples are now free to wed. Two nearby states have also embraced marriage equality.

West Va. Won't Fight Marriage Equality
October 09 2014 2:30 PM ET October 10 2014 2:00 AM ET

West Va. Won't Fight Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's top officials announced today that they won't defend West Virginia's ban on marriage equality, while two West Virginia counties are ready to issue licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

Meet 44 of the New Edie Windsors
October 07 2014 4:00 AM ET

Meet 44 of the New Edie Windsors

Matt Baume

These are the couples who brought the cases that just won marriage in their home states.

Has The Supreme Court Made Marriage an Issue in the Midterm Election?
October 07 2014 2:05 AM ET

Has Supreme Court Made Marriage an Election Issue?

Trudy Ring

The issue is now clearly back in the political arena, but Republicans seem to want to avoid it.

PHOTOS: Couples Already Marrying in Virginia
October 06 2014 3:00 PM ET

PHOTOS: Couples Already Marrying in Virginia

Lucas Grindley

The day has finally come for gay and lesbian Virginians who wanted to legally wed.

WATCH: How Long Will Supreme Court Wait to Take Marriage Case?
September 08 2014 5:34 PM ET

WATCH: How Long Will SCOTUS Wait to Take Up Marriage?

Matt Baume

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.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Is Done with Bob McDonnell's Moralizing on Marriage
September 05 2014 3:35 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Is Done with Bob McDonnell's Moralizing on Marriage

Lucas Grindley

The ex-governor of Virginia who once piously campaigned against marriage equality now finds his own marriage on trial.

WATCH: Which State's Marriage Equality Proposal Will Make SCOTUS Say 'I Do?'
September 02 2014 4:40 PM ET

WATCH: Which State's Marriage Proposal Will Make SCOTUS Say 'I Do?'

Matt Baume

For Supreme Court-watchers hoping to see a definitive verdict on marriage equality nationwide, it's time to hurry up and wait.

Same-Sex Couples Ask Supreme Court to Review Their Victory
August 30 2014 7:00 AM ET

Same-Sex Couples Ask Supreme Court to Review Their Victory

Matt Baume

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.

Virginia Could Be Marriage Equality State Next Week
August 13 2014 2:29 PM ET

Virginia Could Be Marriage Equality State Next Week

Trudy Ring

An appeals court has refused to delay its decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban — but the Supreme Court could still intervene.

Supreme Court Will Have Pick of Three Marriage Cases Next Session
August 04 2014 5:03 PM ET

Supreme Court Will Have Pick of Marriage Cases Next Session

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

South Carolina's Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight
July 29 2014 5:29 PM ET

S.C.'s Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight

Sunnivie Brydum

The Republican attorney general said his office sees no reason to change its strategy after a federal court with jurisdiction over South Carolina struck down a similar ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia.

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