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Yeah… about that map

Timothy Kincaid

December 20th, 2013

I guess it went up a day too soon.

Utah will likely appeal. But for now marriages are going on and we are now up to 18 States plus DC, a grand total of 120 million US residents, or 39.5% of the population, now live where marriages are equal.



December 20th, 2013 | LINK

What does the yellow mean for Wisconsin?

Priya Lynn
December 20th, 2013 | LINK

“What does the yellow mean for Wisconsin?”

Limited domestic partnership rights.

December 21st, 2013 | LINK

Thanks, Prya.

December 21st, 2013 | LINK

Arizona and Pennsylvania are now officially the twin sore thumbs of the US (note, though, that marriage equality has majority support in both states).

December 21st, 2013 | LINK

Not being able to keep a map like that up to date is a great problem to have.

Chris McCoy
December 21st, 2013 | LINK

Arizona, unlike Pennsylvania, has a State Constitutional Amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. I don’t expect Arizona to repeal its Amendment withing the next 5 years.

December 21st, 2013 | LINK

Chris, this decision dealt specifically with a constitutional amendment, “The Plaintiffs in this lawsuit are three gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry, but are currently unable to do so because the Utah Constitution prohibits same-sex marriage” and “The court agrees with Utah that regulation of marriage has traditionally been the province of the states, and remains so today. But any regulation adopted by a state, whether related to marriage or any other interest, must comply with the Constitution of the United States.” As such, it sets a precedent that could have state constitutional amendments crumbling like old paper. Or at least I really hope so! Come on, Virginia!!!

December 21st, 2013 | LINK

@ZRAinSWVA: It doesn’t literally set a precedent. This was a district court decision, and district court decisions don’t have precedential value. It does set an example, though.

December 21st, 2013 | LINK

@Hyhybt Hear, hear!

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