November 13th, 2013
10:09 AM ET
12 months ago

With Hawaii and Illinois, U.S. crosses a same-sex marriage mark

(CNN) - As Hawaii and Illinois join the list of states approving same-sex marriage, the United States crosses a big mark on the issue: More than 1 in 3 Americans will live where same-sex marriage is legal.

It's a dramatic shift in a short period of time - one not seen on other social issues.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Conservatives shout and scream about keeping government out of their lives, yet they are the party who is always trying to pass laws that define how you should live your life, according to their strict guidelines.

    November 13, 2013 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    Great news. Real progress and the bible-thumping fanatics groan.......to thinking peoples' delight

    November 13, 2013 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  3. don in albuquerque

    Everybody run and hide! The gays are coming, the gays are coming!!! More then one in three people may live where the contagion has landed! Run and hide, run and hide! What a horribly biased first paragraph. Where did you guys learn to write? Gee, does more then one in three mean almost (and probably) everybody is going to live in an area where gay marriage is not an offence punishable by public lashings. What a twerpy little way to try and inflame an issue.

    November 13, 2013 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. Bill from GA

    Obama changed his opinion of gay marriage, stating his daughters had friends with gay parents.

    How about the 750,000 Americans arrested each year for pot?

    Still waiting for the opinion polls to TOTALLY shift, or maybe you, Barry, could LEAD this country into an end to this attack on freedom?

    A good country doesn't go into wars unless it has to, and it doesn't arrest its citizens unless it has to.
    Freedom and equality for ALL.

    November 13, 2013 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  5. Data Driven

    And the Lord didn't rain fireballs of withering heat down upon us. Hm!

    November 13, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  6. Sheila

    the Bible thumping states better heed the warning.....they are going to find out that they will be left out in the cold, looking in.....They need to start changing with the times....somebody needs to let them know it's 2013, not 1960.
    or 1970. But what gets me is the fact that a lot of them has kids that are either bi / gay / or whatever, but they say it's "okay" for their kids to be gay, but if anybody else such as, if any of their friends is gay, or bi, look out, it's a no – no.

    November 13, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  7. Silence DoGood

    Tea Party exception list: The government is too big and too invasive in our personal life.
    HOWEVER:
    we would like to tell women what to do with their bodies,
    oh and we would like to tell children what religious prayers to say in school,
    oh right and we would like to keep some of the "wrong type" away from the polls,
    and um we would like to regulate marriage between private individuals,
    and of course we would like more moral laws following our particular minority sect of Christianity,
    oh I almost forgot can we keep our overstocked gun collection to just make up more rules as we like?
    can we make more drug laws to keep more poor in prison?

    November 13, 2013 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  8. Ol' Yeller

    The righties don't think Hawaii is a state. They have been brainwashed to believe it is in Kenya.
    Just add that to the ever growing list of things they have been dead wrong about.
    Put it right under Gay marriage.

    November 13, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  9. The REAL Truth...

    More on the Tea Party exception list: The government is too big and too invasive in our personal life.
    HOWEVER:
    we want to restrict educational content so the kids will only learn what we want them to know. We'll remove study of other religions, science, and basic stuff like evolution, 'cus we don't in believe any of that.
    we want to reduce welfare funding 'cus the poor fat people can't possibly be overweight because they can only afford to buy junk food.

    November 13, 2013 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  10. Silence DoGood

    @The REAL Truth...
    Thanks for the additions. The TeaParty vision of government is pretty BIG and Intrusive!

    November 13, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |