On the ballot this November, we have four measures that can turn the tide in our favor even if we win just half of them. The notice will be out that there is no longer any political advantage to be against marriage equality. Indeed, instead there may be a political liability. Already we are noticing the Republican Party keeping a lower profile on this topic this year compared to other elections.
So what lies ahead after the election which is only 90 days away? Of course early voting in some states begins as soon as 75 days from today. Here are some actions we are likely to see in the states come late this year and next year.
1. Illinois: Has been a top target for full marriage equality ever since they passed the civil unions law.
2. Colorado: Will attempt to pass a civil unions law after the elections.
3. Delaware: The governor has stated there will be an attempt to pass full marriage equality in his state.
4. New Jersey: Can we achieve enough votes to override the governor's veto of full marriage equality?
5. California: A lot depends on the decisions made by the US Supreme Court. If they decide not to hear the appeal then marriage equality will take place in California.