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Gay marriage 2013 roundup: What to look for in 2014

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2013 was a great year for lesbians waiting to get married. Lesbian couples in many states were able to finally finish those wedding plans and start their legal lives together. With those victories comes the momentum needed to continue to fight in the remaining liberal and conservative states. Let's take a look at what it took to get us here in a 2013 roundup. Instead of rewriting what others have comprehensively researched and put together, below are links to timelines that show you everything you need to know and are constantly updating. has an extensive timeline detailing events from May 18, 1970 to the most recent change in Utah. The timeline is detailed and spans the page from top to bottom.

Freedom to Marry has a timeline that starts on October 10, 1972 and hasn't been updated as recently as the previous timeline. It's a bit easier to navigate and gives a snippet of what happened on that date with the opportunity to read more.

NPR gives an up-to-date map to hover over and read the status of that state. It gives the most recent status of the fight for marriage equality in each state for those looking for the current status instead of a detailed timeline.

There's always the Wikipedia LGBT Timeline. Just don't forget that it's user-submitted content. There is a world map that was updated less than a week ago.

The huge hurtles of DOMA and Proposition 8 were overcome. States and countries have begun to follow suit. With so many groups and politicians and individuals working for country- and worldwide equality, 2014 is projected to continue the trend. There is already pressure on the host of the winter Olympics which is bound to start off the new year with an equality bang.



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