10/21/2014 – Gay Marriage Now Legal in 32 US States – In Oct. 2014, following several federal court decisions, same-sex marriage became legal in a majority of US states for the first time ever. 13 states have legalized gay marriage since Oct. 6: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 18 states still have gay marriage bans in place.
10/8/2014 – NEW ProCon.org Website! – Local Elections – Since our presidential election websites helped millions of people decide whom to vote for, many readers have asked ProCon.org to cover local elections. For the first time ever, and in a more limited capacity, we have brought our unique brand of election coverage to local elections starting with Santa Monica, California where we are based. Our 52nd website gathers views from the Santa Monica city council, school board, and college board candidates on important community issues. Click on a candidate, click on an issue, or take the quiz to see which candidate best matches your views. More than 600,000 people took a similar version of our quiz for the 2012 presidential election.
10/6/2014 – US Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Five States, More Expected to Follow – On Oct. 6, 2014, the US Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from five states where same-sex marriage bans had been ruled unconstitutional. The decision allowed Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, bringing the total number of states where gay marriage is legal to 24. Six additional states, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, were also affected by the decision and are expected to begin issuing marriage licenses in the near future.
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