USA: Twelve States That Will Probably Legalize Gay Marriage By 2014

Written by scott on March 11th, 2013

Twelve States ChartTwelve more states are adopting same-gender civil marriage in 2013-2014. Moreover, they’re doing it 13 times faster than in 1990, when three same-gender couples first sought civil marriage licenses in Hawaii. The first wave of 10 states took 22 years (1990-2012). But the second wave — 12 more states — is finishing in just two years (2013-2014). What used to average over 26 months per state is now averaging just eight weeks each.

Over the last two decades, support for same-gender civil marriage grew rapidly, from only 12% in 1988 to 53% in 2012 — with similar results across 53 legislatures (50 states, the federal District, the Puerto Rico territory, and Congress), and overwhelmingly favorable progress with 42 lawsuits in state and federal courts.

Authored By Ned Flaherty – See the Full Story at PolicyMic

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Samuel Deetz says:

    Wow! Fantastic! Incredible prediction and laid out so clearly!

    Thanks! Nice work! I’m sharing this on FB group, “Equality: Our Name, Our Goal”!

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