When the smoke clears from the Supreme Court’s arguments over same-sex marriage, the United States may very well continue along a very familiar path, with a patchwork of state laws governing where gay marriage is recognized and where it is not.
If the court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, that would pave the way for gay marriage in states where it is currently not legal. But if you’re a gay couple, the confusing questions such as “Where is my marriage recognized?” and “Will I receive federal aid?” will still be issues to grapple with.
On Friday, Slate magazine’s William Baude posted an elucidating recap of some of these issues, with help from the New America Foundation. And we at Glittersnipe thought we would pitch in with our own helpful map.