Yesterday, Maine’s governor signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. New Hampshire’s legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, which awaits its governor’s signature. And the Washington, D.C. council passed a bill recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
As CNN reports, this leaves “Rhode Island as the only other New England state without legislation in favor of the issue.”
Opposite-sex couples can move freely throughout the United States without risking the rights and benefits that come with a recognized marriage. Same-sex couples don’t enjoy that ability.
While marriage equality supporters have much to celebrate, much work remains, as this map from NPR shows.