June 4, 2015
On May 22nd of this year, the people of Ireland made history by voting in a national referendum to recognize the validity of same-sex marriage and all the related, equal rights and protections. For contrast, all the other nations where same-sex marriage has been legally recognized and protected have moved towards equality through legislatures and courts rather than popular votes.
Momentum for marriage equality may be building slowly, but it is building, and it is doing so on a global scale.
Today’s link comes from Quartz.com, and offers a visual representation of worldwide marriage equality. The article also provides a brief overview of how marriage equality came to be in the sixteen nations that have successfully evolved on the issue.
May the United States soon join them!
See the map and world overview here:
Same-Sex Marriage: Where the World Stands… so far.
posted by Corbin Lambeth