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Graphing Gay Marriage

Nate Silver put a graph together that shows the progress of gay marriage around the world.  On a meta level, I like the data display – good use of color and stacked data. On a data level,it’s interesting, even down to the step-forward-step-backward details of California.  And on an emotional level, the trend is unignorable, and I love it.  I’m not in a hurry to get married.  But I’m glad I live somewhere where I could.


Comment from angry
Time: July 24, 2010, 5:07 am

I think this is great, although the US seems to be behind everyone else on the graph. Now what has to get done is allow gays to openly serve in the military. Then we can really be proud of the strides our country has made.

Comment from Tim J
Time: July 28, 2010, 8:44 pm

Amazing how much of a difference California makes. Damn Prop 8!

Comment from Betsy
Time: August 21, 2010, 11:16 pm

You’ve probably seen this one –

Comment from Sue D.
Time: September 9, 2010, 8:55 am

The CA blip is amazing (and infuriating), I agree. It really seems to drive home what a big impact CA has on our elections, too. Yeah, the US is behind everyone on the graph but, at least, it’s ahead of everyone NOT on the graph. Still, change feels so slow, though seeing the trend graphed this way is a surprising treat. And, a decade ago, it was “0”. Thanks for sharing this, Dan!