USA: Which States Are the Next Marriage Equality Battlegrounds?

Written by scott on November 11th, 2013

USA MapWith marriage equality now the law in 15 states and the 16th on the way, which states are likely to be next?

Time Magazine reports:

A wave of lawsuits have been filed in courts around the nation since the Supreme Court in June overturned much of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The rulings effectively opened the floodgates to what has been a gradual push for marriage equality. “The more people are winning, the more people are stepping up and wanting to become involved and move forward after,” says Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry. “The more we make it real — the more places gay people share in the freedom to marry — the more people see with their own eyes families helped and no one hurt.”

Spoiler alert: 2013’s list includes Hawaii and New Mexico. 2014 could see Oregon passing marriage equality. 2016 looks like Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. Virginia and North Carolina are anyone’s guess.

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