A year after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, a few thousand same-sex couples are planning a big event to celebrate their love and get married.
But this celebration will have to wait until the court’s decision on the marriage equality issue.
The Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, in June, gave the federal government more flexibility in how it treats the marriages of same-gender couples.
That could mean a couple can get married while their partners wait in the wings for a ruling on whether their marriage is recognized.
And that ruling could change everything, even the wedding cake.
Here’s what you need to know about the state of marriage equality.
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