Tuesday, January 13, 2015

You can almost marry anywhere

The map to the right shows the parts of the United States that have marriage equality.  It is becoming more and more clear that discrimination is going to end.  I can remember when places banned interracial marriage.  That has ended of course and soon the ban on same-sex marriage will be gone too.  How wonderful it is when prejudice gives way to fairness and equality!

The addition of Florida's 19.9 million people beginning this week, means that 70% of Americans now live in states where same-sex marriage is legal.  Florida's is the 36th US state where same-sex marriages are legal statewide. Which state will be next?  When will ALL American adults be allowed to legally marry?  (When I began writing this blog, same-sex marriage was only legal in five countries and two US states.  The list has now grown to seventeen countries and 36 of the 50 states).

Of course there are still so many parts of the world that discriminate.  We need to keep spreading the word:  marriage is about love!

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