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LGBTQ Policy Journal

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LGBT Advocacy: What is the Next “Marriage Equality?”

Amanda Wallner

“In 2013, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people gained the right to marry in eight new states, bringing the number of states with marriage equality to 17. Today, 42 percent of LGBT Americans live in states with marriage equality; the obvious question is “What’s next?” “What is the next ‘marriage equality’?” While there is a great deal of speculation about which states are likely to legalize same-sex marriage, I will examine potential trajectories for LGBT advocacy in states where marriage equality has already been achieved…”

Harvard Kennedy School LGBTQ Policy Journal
[PDF] LGBT Advocacy: What is the Next “Marriage Equality?”
By Amanda Wallner