Thursday, August 23, 2007

HRC Maps Marriage

Human rights campaign has just released a series of national maps that illustrate our progress in the fight for marriage equality. There is one interactive map that lets you explore each state in detail (click on the image below to play with it).

Looking at all this data, I have to admit that its pretty sad. We're making so much progress. Public opinion is shifting dramatically in our favor, but a decade of conservative leadership at the national level has really done a lot of damage. In many ways they have succeeded in pushing our country further and more permanently to the right than many people would have ever wished. Of course, no one ever thought we'd be talking about marriage so soon in our fight for equality. It's a remarkable phenomenon that our country is even discussing the possibility of same-sex marriage.

Here's the data:

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