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Changing Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage
Changing Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage

(Tables created by Origins. Source: Pew Research Center data via Wikipedia)

Global Legal Status of Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples
Global Legal Status of Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples

Dark Purple = joint adoption

Purple = second-parent adoption

Light Purple = LGBT individuals explicitly allowed by law

(Source: Wikipedia)

Legal Status of Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples in U.S.
Legal Status of Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples in U.S.

Dark Purple = joint adoption and step-parent adoption is legal

Light Purple = step-parent adoption legal

Red = joint adoption illegal

Pink = step-parent adoption illegal

Gray = ambiguous status or unknown

(Source: Wikipedia)

Public Opinion of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S., ca. 2013
Public Opinion of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S., ca. 2013

Dark Blue = majority of state’s population supports same-sex marriage

Light Blue = at least a plurality and possible majority support same-sex marriage

Dark Gray = polling shows statistical tie between support and opposition

Pink = a plurality and possible majority opposes same-sex marriage

Red = majority opposes same-sex marriage

Light Gray = lack of polling data in past two years

(Source: Wikipedia)

State Laws Regarding Same-Sex Partnerships in U.S., 2014
State Laws Regarding Same-Sex Partnerships in U.S., 2014

Dark Navy Blue = same-sex marriage is legal

Blue = domestic partnerships or civil unions with privileges similar to same-sex domestic partners

Light Blue = limited privileges granted by the state

Light Yellow = judicial rulings against bans on recognizing same-sex marriage with appeal pending

Yellow = judicial ruling against statutory ban on same-sex marriage with appeal pending

Dark Yellow = judicial ruling against constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Red = statute bans same-sex marriage

Dark Red = constitution bans same-sex marriage

(Source: Wikipedia)

Status of World Marriage-Equality Laws, 2014
Status of World Marriage-Equality Laws, 2014

Map drawn from Wikipedia illustrating the status of same-sex equality across the globe as of 2014.

Dark Navy Blue = same-sex marriage

Blue = other type of partnership (or unregistered cohabitation)

Teal = foreign same-sex marriage recognized

Light Blue = limited recognition of same-sex marriage at federal, not state, level

Gray = no recognition

Beige = laws restricting freedom of expression and association

Yellow = de jure penalty that de facto enforced

Orange = imprisonment

Dark Orange = imprisonment, including lifetime sentence

Red = Imprisonment and possible death penalty

Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Political Party
Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Political Party

(Graph created by Origins. Source: data from Pew Research Center)

Support for Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Age in U.S.
Support for Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Age in U.S.

(Table created by Origins. Poll data from March 2014. Source: Post-ABC National poll)