WATCH: Marriage Equality Can’t Be Contained Any Longer

The question is not “will any more states legalize marriage this year,” but rather, “which ones will legalize marriage?”

With work nearly done in New England (come on, Rhode Island, pick up the pace), our eyes are turning now to the states to the south and the west. Imagine one long continuous swath of marriage that goes from Bangor to Baltimore, and from Dover to Duluth. Minnesota, New Jersey, Delaware, and Ohio are all making major progress, with legislation and surveys picking up steam faster than ever.

Meanwhile, a whole host of countries are racing to recognize gay and lesbian relationships. Marriages will start in New Zealand in August; Colombia, France, and Paraguay won’t be far behind.