The New State Strategy

July 5, 2013
By Seth Maloney | 0 comments

The DOMA and Prop 8 ruling by the Supreme Court this year was a diamond in the ruff for progressives. 

The courts gutted the voting rights act, and continued its crusade to give corporations everything they've ever asked for

The issue of marriage equality is still an ongoing one in and of itself, with renewed energy taking it to states where people are not free to love one another. According to PolicyMic, there are the 12 states that are most likely to have signed marriage equality laws by 2014:

From: policymic

You'll notice 5 of these states have civil unions, 4 have domestic partnership laws, 2 have legislative bans, and 5 have constitutional bans dating back to 2002. 

New Mexico is the only real misfit, with no state law and a population that doesn't have an outright majority of support. 

While the next few years will bring a raft of legal battles, legislative showdowns, and court challenges on the issue, the Supreme Court victory has given members of the LGBT community and its allies a reason to keep fighting, and a reason for people who aren't allies to get on the right side of history. 

Equality Michigan says the time for marriage equality is now. Sign the campaign to end the constitutional ban in the state today



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