Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down gay marriage appeals from 5 states (Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin).
The court’s order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states — Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming — should be able to get married in short order. Those states would be bound by the same appellate rulings that were put on hold pending the Supreme Court’s review.
That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia.
Yep, you heard that right. Gay marriage is now legal in a majority of the states in the union. That’s welcomed news for gay rights advocates who’ve been working so hard for so long for equal rights. And it happened as low key and quietly as ever. The only question left is who is going to be last. And I have a good feeling we all know who that will be.