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The gay marriage landscape: 15 years of votes

STATELINE INFOGRAPHIC The gay marriage landscape gay marriage not allowed allow gay marriage state of gay marriage in the states gay marriage in limbo WA MT ND OR MN ID SD WI WY MI forbid: 41 IA PA NV NE IL IN ОН UT DE CA CO VA allow: 7 KS MO KY DC NC DC CT LA OK TN AR AZ NM SC MS AL GA TX LA may allow: 3 FL MD (WA HI 1 Eleven states that do not currently allow gay marriage (California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington 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 Maryland and Washington will allow gay marriage unless voters overturn laws in November, 2012. A federal court has overturned California's gay marriage ban, but an appeal is pending. 15 years of votes to ban gay marriage gay marriage ban passed by 50-55% ban on future ballot ban passed by more than 55% ban failed Arizona 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 The state's voters Alabama became the first to Alaska reject a gay marriage ban in 2006. That Arizona Arkansas measure would also have barred civil California unions. A more Colorado limited gay marriage ban passed in 2008. Florida Georgia Idaho Kansas California Lawmakers approved gay marriage in 2008, but voters narrowly Kentucky Louisiana Maine overturned it Maryland MD: ban may be on the ballot in 2012 that November with Michigan Prop. 8. A federal court threw out Prop. 8 in February. Gay marriages will be legal if that ruling is enforced, but it's under appeal. Minnesota MN: ban on the ballot in 2012 Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada North Carolina NC: ban on the ballot in 2012 North Dakota Maine Ohio Lawmakers approved Oklahoma gay marriage in 2009, but voters overturned Oregon South Carolina the decision later that South Dakota year. In November, voters will decide on Tennessee a citizen initiative to allow gay marriage. Texas Utah Virginia Washington WA: ban may be on the ballot in 2012 Wisconsin Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures, Ballotpedia, Stateline research Stateline infographic by: Carla Uriona, Mary Mahling and Josh Goodman May 4, 2012

The gay marriage landscape: 15 years of votes

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