A qualified woohoo for Indiana! An Indiana judge ruled in support of equal marriage rights in that state, and hundreds of couples were able to marry before the courts stayed the decision 2 days later. Congratulations to them all!
Since couples were briefly able to marry there, that means the state will get colored green in the map and included in the stats below, and added to the blog’s “Gay Marriage Around the USA” sidebar but with an asterisk denoting that the decision has since been stayed.
52.7% of people live in places where same-sex married couples have all the same state and federal rights as opposite-sex married couples.
2.5% of people live in places where civil unions or domestic partnerships offer state-level rights only.
44.8% of people live in places which do not offer any mechanism for gay and lesbian couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationships.