It looks like Rhode Island is the most recent state to
join the rest of us in the 21st century approve same-sex marriage. That’s 10 states of 50 – 20% of the country. Delaware, Illinois and Minnesota also have bills pending.
Famously accurate political number-cruncher Nate Silver (of FiveThirtyEight) predicts that the country as a whole will cross the 50% support mark by 2016, and most states, even many of the solidly red ones, will be past 50% by 2020. Obviously this is a long time to wait for people who are still holding out for their civil rights, but I’m still amazed at how quickly this has snowballed in my adult lifetime, and how the momentum continues to grow.