The Abolition of Slavery and Gay Marriage
May 3, 2007
The blogger over at Steamboats Are Ruining Everything has an interesting post up where he compares the order in which individual states abolished slavery and those states that have allowed gay civil marriages. Is it just a coincidence?
|Advent of gay marriage or civil unions
2006 New Jersey
2007 New Hampshire
|Abolition of slavery
1783 New Hampshire
1784 Rhode Island
1799 New York
1804 New Jersey
Two hundred years from now people will look back on our homophobic attitudes in much the same way that we now think about the spectrum of beliefs that once shaped the racial assumptions of most Americans.
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