The Rainbow Debate
Marriage Equality: What's the Big Deal?
So What's Up With the Marriage Equality Debate?
Why's the Debate so Heated Now?
Amazing What a Few Years Does, Huh?
Green=states where same-sex marriage is legal
Yellow=states with constitutional bans on same-sex marriage
Gray=states with statutory bans on gay marriage
White=states where gay marriage is neither legal nor banned
This is a map from 2004 showing how many staes were for/against same-sex marriage. According to the map, the only stae to have approved same-sex marriage is Massachusetts ("Same-Sex Marriage State-by-State").
This is from a map of 2009, 5 years after the previous map. There is definitely more support for same-sex marriage, yet still the opposing states outweigh the approving states ("Same-Sex Marriage State-by-State").
Here's a map from 2014. This shows the few states (14 to be exact) that opposed same-sex marriage ("Same-Sex Marriage State-by-State"). All in a matter of 10 years!
How Are Those in Same-Sex Relationships Being Oppressed?
Many people are not fond of the idea of allowing same-sex couples to be able to marry. As of now, 37 states have allowed gay marriage, and 13 have not. People oppose same-sex marriage because according to them, same-sex marriage is immoral, God doesn't like it, and because marriage is for the purpose of procreation ("10 Reasons Why Homosexual Marriage is Harmful and Must Be Stopped").