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Gay Marriage, Blue State By Blue State

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Gay Marriage, Blue State By Blue State


Pro gay marriage activists celebrate outside the National Assembly, background, with a banner symbolizing the gay movement after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage after months of bruising debate and street protests that brought hundreds of thousands to Paris. Tuesday's 331-225 vote came in the Socialist majority National Assembly. France's justice minister, Christiane Taubira, said the first weddings could be as soon as June. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

As the Illinois House of Representatives prepares to vote of the Religious Freedom and Marital Fairness Act, here’s how America’s blue states stand on gay marriage, in order of their vote for President Obama:

District of Columbia -- 91.4 percent: Legal
Hawaii -- 70.6 percent: Offers civil unions
Vermont -- 67 percent: Legal
Rhode Island -- 62.7 percent: Gay marriage bill passed both houses of legislature
New York -- 62.6 percent: Legal
Maryland -- 61.7 percent: Legal
Massachusetts -- 60.8 percent: Legal
California -- 59.3 percent: Offers domestic partnerships
Delaware -- 58.6 percent: Gay marriage bill passed one house of legislature
Connecticut -- 58.4 percent: Legal
New Jersey -- 58 percent: Allows civil unions
Illinois -- 57.3 percent: Gay marriage bill passed one house of legislature
Maine -- 56 percent: Legal
Washington -- 55.8 percent: Legal
Oregon -- 54.5 percent: Offers domestic partnerships
Michigan -- 54.3 percent: Banned by state constitution
New Mexico -- 52.9 percent: No prohibition or recognition of same-sex marriage
Minnesota -- 52.8 percent: Banned by statute
Wisconsin -- 52.8 percent: Offers domestic partnerships
Nevada -- 52.3 percent: Offers domestic partnerships
Iowa -- 52.1 percent: Legal
Pennsylvania -- 52 percent: Banned by statute
Colorado -- 51.2 percent: Will offer civil unions beginning May 1
Virginia -- 50.8 percent: Banned by constitution
Ohio -- 50.1 percent: Banned by constitution
Florida 50 percent -- Banned by constitution
No state that voted for Mitt Romney offers gay marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships. They need to get with it. As then state Sen. Barack Obama said in his speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, “we’ve got some gay friends in the red states.” 

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