It looks like the United States is finally (at least partially) catching on to this thing called “being a decent human being.” And by that I mean, support for same-sex marriage has risen in all 50-states, even those that have not officially legalized it. That’s right, every state. The report, conducted by Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and Drexel University, shows that public support has increased everywhere and has doubled over the past decade. That’s a pretty rad statistic, considering the fact that Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in just 2004.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves. You know that guy in your debate class who said, "Women have the right to vote, why are you still complaining?" and you wanted to drop-kick him into an ice bath? Well, let's keep that feeling in mind when we think about gay-marriage. There's still a long way to go—filing taxes as a same-sex couple is tedious and discriminatory, not to mention there are only 16 states that definitely allow same-sex parents to adopt children.
But as of right now, 37 states are doin’ OK while 13 have yet to jump on the bandwagon of civility. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to convince you to spend spring break in Alabama.
But even these states are beginning to speak up. Andrew Flores who co-authored the report, said in a statement, “As time goes on, those states will be the states where we should expect to see even more change.”
So yay, America! Almost.