Thursday, December 19, 2013


With today's state supreme court decision in New Mexico, there are now 17 states that allow same-sex marriage, and 10 with civil unions. There can be no appeal to this ruling, since it's specific to the state's constitution, and it comes from New Mexico's highest court.

This has been an astonishing year for marriage equality. In 2012 there were 8 plus DC. In 2013 another 9.  But the "easy" wins are over. There are 33 states that explicitly limit marriage (yes, some of those have civil unions). This year's gains won't be repeated next year. But the tide is turning.

But in the last two years more states have become equality states than in the two decades before that.

In my lifetime I expect the whole country to have changed.

And I wouldn't have said that five years ago.

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