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After Ten Years, 51% Of Americans Live In States With Legal Same-Sex Marriage

German Lopez at Vox notes that, as of June 1st, when same-sex marriages began in Illinois, 51% of the population of the U.S. now lives in a state where same-sex marriage is legal.

David Mendoza created this animated GIF to show just how much things have changed over the past ten years:

Animated Marriage GIF

Something tells me it won’t take ten years for the remaining 49% of America to be included in that map.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook


  1. Jeremy says:

    “B-B-B-But how can it be so popular when it constantly gets voted down in ballots?”

    Yes, that is a conservative argument against this. Although I use the term “argument” loosely.

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  2. DrDaveT says:

    So on average I can now marry half a man? Which half?

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