Mississippi Will Permit Gay Marriage In 2024
Using a simple data matrix, uberpollster Nate Silver has predicted in what order gay marriage will be permitted on a state-by-state basis.
Nate Silver at Five Thirty Eight Politics analyzed each state's record of gay marriage bans, religiosity according to a 2008 Gallup survey, and number of evangelical residents to determine how long it would be before gay marriage was legalized. The results were not as predictable as you might think.
Noting the steady decline in religious conviction alone, Proposition 8 could mark one of the last wholesale gay marriage bans to ever be amended to a state's constitution. Of course, legalization is wholly dependent on the sociopolitical climate. If evangelicals see a renaissance, gay marriage proponents could see their prospects dwindle.
The rankings of the states by year they will likely reject marriage bans:
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Here are 7 often-overlooked World Heritage Sites, each with its own history.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites are locations of high value to humanity, either for their cultural, historical, or natural significance.
- Some are even designated as World Heritage Sites because humans don't go there at all, while others have felt the effects of too much human influence.
- These 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites each represent an overlooked or at-risk facet of humanity's collective cultural heritage.
Famous physicists like Richard Feynman think 137 holds the answers to the Universe.
- The fine structure constant has mystified scientists since the 1800s.
- The number 1/137 might hold the clues to the Grand Unified Theory.
- Relativity, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics are unified by the number.
A new method promises to capture an elusive dark world particle.
- Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) devised a method for trapping dark matter particles.
- Dark matter is estimated to take up 26.8% of all matter in the Universe.
- The researchers will be able to try their approach in 2021, when the LHC goes back online.
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