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

West Va. Won't Fight Marriage Equality

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

Meet 44 of the New Edie Windsors

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?

Has Supreme Court Made Marriage an Election Issue?

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

PHOTOS: Couples Already Marrying in Virginia

PHOTOS: Couples Already Marrying in Virginia

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?

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

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

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

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?'

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

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

Same-Sex Couples Ask Supreme Court to Review Their Victory

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

Virginia Could Be Marriage Equality State Next Week

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

Supreme Court Will Have Pick of Marriage Cases Next Session

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.

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