Monday, November 19, 2012

Gay marriage around the globe

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Back during our coverage of Washington's fight over same-sex marriage, we told you about how Americans' attitudes about gay rights are changing. Today, about half of Americans believe same-sex marriage should be legal, up from 42 percent eight years ago, according to Gallup.

In its current issue, The Economist has a global look at the same question. As attitudes about homosexuality change, are laws keeping up? While gay rights advocates are gaining momentum and churches are losing influence, homosexuality is still a crime in more than 70 countries.

Check out the map.

click to enlarge economist.gaymarr.map.jpg

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