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Gay Marriage and Marijuana Divide States

STATELINE INFOGRAPHIC SOCIAL ISSUES Gay Marriage and Marijuana Legislation Divides States Gay marriage Dozens of states still ban gay marriage, but its supporters have won high-profile victories in recent years, giving millions more people the right to marry. WA MT ND OR forbid: 40 MN ID SD WI WY RI IA PA allow: 10 NV NE IL IN OH UT DE CT DC CO VA KS MO KỸ DC MA (MD (ME NC Ок TN AR NH NY (VT AZ NM SC MS WA AL GA TX LA may allow: 1? AK FL not allowed allowed in limbo 1 Eleven states that do not currently allow gay marriage (California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin) offer either civil unions or domestic partnerships to same-sex couples, providing them with some of the same rights as married couples. 2 A federal court has overturned California's gay marriage ban, but an appeal is pending. Marijuana Since California approved medicinal marijuana in 1996, a growing number of states has done the same, even as the federal government has labeled all marijuana use illegal. WA MT ME ND OR MN ID SD NY WI WY MI forbid: 36 IA PA NV NE IL IN OH UT DE medicinal: 13' CA VA KS MO KY DC NC OK TN AR NM SC MS AL GA TX illegal medicinal recreational: 2 recreational 1 All permissive states are in conflict with federal drug laws, though the federal laws are rarely enforced. Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures and Stateline research Stateline infographic by: Carla Uriona, Evan Potler and Jake Grovum. January 22, 2013

Gay Marriage and Marijuana Divide States

shared by curiona on Feb 01
This infographic shows how states are divided in their support or opposition on two social issues-- the legalization and recognition of gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana.


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