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  •  Even more reason to celebrate (2+ / 0-)
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    mchristi314, arizonablue

    12/51 rounded up is 24%.

    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." --General Dwight D. Eisenhower

    by risasperson on Thu May 09, 2013 at 09:21:19 PM PDT

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    •  That's by # of states (2+ / 0-)
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      arizonablue, ebohlman

      I was going by population. Most of the states that have passed marriage equality so far are pretty small in population: DE, ME, VT for example. NY is the big exception. When CA passes it (not "if"), it'll be up to about 1/3 of the country by population.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Fri May 10, 2013 at 05:21:17 AM PDT

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      •  The 9 biggest states (1+ / 0-)
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        (CA, TX, NY, FL, IL, PA, OH, GA, MI) account for a little more than half the US population. We should have 3 or 4 of them this year, and 6 of them by 2016.

        Sometimes truth is spoken from privilege and falsehood is spoken to power. Good intentions aren't enough.

        by ebohlman on Sat May 11, 2013 at 05:38:04 AM PDT

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        •  My tally includes NY (0+ / 0-)

          since we already have marriage equality here, and also IL, though the info I referenced was unclear about its status there.

          Of the rest of your list, the only one I can see realistically getting within the next year is CA - the rest are all either blue/purple states but currently under the thumbs of Republican governors who would never sign such a bill (FL, PA, OH, MI) or so red (TX, GA) that I can't imagine they'll pass anything before the federal laws kick in.

          "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

          by sidnora on Sat May 11, 2013 at 09:09:24 AM PDT

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