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Marriage Equality: It's Not Who Will Be Next, But Who Will Be Last?

October 27th 2014

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ATTN: Staff

An oldie but goodie clip from Jon Stewart prognosticates the tidal wave of states adopting marriage equality (as we've seen recently), but it also ponders the critical question: who will last?

According to the statistician Nate Silver, it apparently comes down to Alabama and Mississippi.

Alabama civil rights attorney, Doug Jones, explains that sodomy in his state is a Class A misdemeanor.

While Mississippi Columnist, Slim Smith, trumps Jones by explaining that sodomy in his state is a felony. He continues "I'm surprised a gay couple can even get a fishing license here...";

Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal features parallel clips of both men debating whose state is more discriminatory, until he conducts a social experiment that may surprise you. Watch here:

As you'll see from this infographic (h/t Human Rights Campaign), the momentum toward equality is shifting. 31 states as well as the District of Columbia now allow same-sex marriage while many other states have legislation or litigation pending to extend equal marriage rights to LGBT Americans as well.

hrc infographic

Help speed up the process! To add your name in support of marriage equality, click here.