Crowds on both coasts celebrated Gay Pride this weekend with parades, parties and irreverent reverie, the gay marriage and gay rights debates of the United States continued to enforce ignorance and intolerance behind the scenes. In fact, while gay pride celebrations took over the streets of San Francisco and New York city, both states continue to ban same sex marriage.
Here is the state of same-sex marriage in the United States: Currently, same sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Iowa, with Vermont starting in September. Unless the citizens of Maine veto it, same-sex marriages will begin in the middle of September. New Hampshire is set to begin same-sex marriages in 2010.