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.


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Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...