2008 – California – Legalization of same sex marriage is ordered by court. Voters immediately overturn the decision, limiting marriage to “one man and one woman”. Connecticut – Legalization of same sex marriage; civil unions are decidedly unequal to the protections of marriage.
2013 – Hawaii – Bill passes for legalization of same sex marriage. Delaware, New Jersey, New Mexico, Minnesota, Rhode Island – The number of U.S. states with legalized gay marriage rises to 15.
14/05/2012 · I am a Baptist and I support gay marriage
In 2003, all major religious groups opposed same-sex marriage, with the exception of the religiously unaffiliated. Today, there are major religious groups on both sides of the issue. Religiously unaffiliated Americans (73%), white mainline Protestants (62%), white Catholics (58%), and Hispanic Catholics (56%) all favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. A majority (83%) of Jewish Americans also favor legalizing same-sex marriage. Hispanic Protestants are divided; 46% favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry and 49% oppose. By contrast, nearly 7-in-10 (69%) white evangelical Protestants and nearly 6-in-10 (59%) black Protestants oppose same-sex marriage. Only 27% of white evangelical Protestants and 35% of black Protestants support same-sex marriage.