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The Geography of Gay Marriage

The Geography of Gay Marriage | Geography Education | Scoop.it

With President Obama announcing that he now supports the legalization of gay marriage and Gov. Romney reiterated the GOP stance that marriage should be between a man and a woman, this sets the stage for a 'culture war' to be at the center of the 2012 election.  While communities, churches and families may be split on this topic, there are some strong regional patterns that (given the electoral college) will have important political ramifications.  As Jennifer Mapes stated about this interactive map, "it's useful in showing the geographic polarization of the country (coasts/center; urban/rural) as states strengthen laws that either allow for or restrict gay marriage/civil unions over the past ten years." 

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