[A map of the contiguous U.S. with Alaska and Hawaii on the side. Washington, Iowa, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are in opaque rainbow. Oregon, Nevada, California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Hawaii and Maine are in translucent rainbow. The rest of the map is black.]
I created a same sex marriage map:
-black: ban on same sex marriage
-translucent flag: civil unions or domestic partnerships for same sex couples
-opaque flag: marriage equality
I enjoy this image and hope it becomes more colorful soon.
Although, not all the states in black have explicit bans: they just don’t have same-sex marriage, same-sex civil unions or same-sex domestic partnerships. Additionally, some of the translucent states might have specific bans on same-sex marriage. New Jersey in particular might have a “Should same-sex marriages be allowed?” question on the ballot in November that would not affect the legality of same-sex civil unions, but might result in an explicit ban on same-sex marriages ;_;
Washington State doesn’t quite have marriage equality yet, unless the evil signature-gathering efforts of the right wing, busy body, fundy, so called “Christians” fails to gather enough signatures (by some time in June) to force the legislation to the ballot box in the November.