Woohoo for Hawaii! Neatly vaulting ahead of Illinois, both in terms of how quickly its governor signs legislation, and in terms of how soon the law takes effect, Hawaii has become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriages. The state where serious legal arguments about gay marriage began, 20 years ago, now has marriage equality for all.
37.7% of people live in places where same-sex married couples have all the same state and federal rights as opposite-sex married couples.
5.6% of people live in places where civil unions or domestic partnerships offer state-level rights only.
56.7% of people live in places which do not offer any mechanism for gay and lesbian couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationships.