Main | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Updated Marriage Map

Last night I wrote to Pew's Stateline blog to question the coding of New Mexico on their just-posted map.  The author of the article responds: "We decided to lump it [New Mexico] in with the 'forbid' states because the state in practice has a ban – same-sex couples can’t marry, aren’t issued licenses, etc. Technically, yes, there is no law – but the absence of a law *allowing* the unions is treated as a de facto ban by officials there, so that’s why we coded it that way. So, it’s not perfect, but it seemed like the best fit."

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