Today, an appeals court will take up New York’s same-sex marriage law. It’s another example of the courts exerting influence over one of society’s most controversial issues.
But this fall, the issue of same-sex marriage will appear on the ballot of four states: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.
So, why these states, and what are the chances of voters’ passing the measure? Same-sex marriage has failed at the polls more than 30 times before.
Patrick Egan, political scientist from NYU who studies public opinion on same-sex marriage