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Keeping score in the fight for marriage equality

Posted By Sharon McCloskey On February 26, 2014 @ 11:38 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The National Journal has this quick summary [1] of where the fight for marriage equality stands across the country, along with an interactive map that highlights how the push to expand rights is predominating the landscape.

In a sign of changing times, the fight over marriage rights is now overwhelmingly being waged by activists who favor same-sex marriage, rather than those working to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples. A decade after 11 states passed constitutional bans on same-sex marriage thanks to a coordinated effort by supporters of President Bush to boost his numbers, only two states—Indiana and Wyoming—are currently pursuing limitations to the marriage rights of same-sex couples. Meanwhile, efforts are underway in 24 states to expand them.

In North Carolina, that push is playing out in federal court in Greensboro in Fisher-Borne v. Smith, the case in which several families who originally filed a complaint concerning second parent adoption have  added a challenge to the state’s voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.


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[1] this quick summary: http://www.nationaljournal.com/domesticpolicy/mapping-the-battle-over-same-sex-marriage-20140226

[2] Updated: Fourth Circuit finds Virginia same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/07/28/fourth-circuit-finds-virginia-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional/

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