Update, June 25, 2014: The map below has been updated to reflect a decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down a 2004 gay marriage ban in Utah.
After a federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban this week, the state became the 25th where gay marriage is currently legal—kinda. In seven of those states, courts have struck down gay marriage bans but gays can’t marry yet because appeals on those decisions are pending. In the other half of the country, gay marriage bans remain in effect, but most face court challenges. What’s your state’s marital status? The map below, developed and updated by Mother Jones, charts the ongoing battle for gay rights. Click on a state for more information about it.
This map originally appeared at Mother Jones and is republished here with permission.
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