The editors of Wikipedia’s marriage equality page today introduced purple-shaded states to reflect the “complicated” situations in Kansas, Missouri, and Alabama.
Most counties in Alabama had issued same-sex marriage licenses for several weeks after a federal court legalized same-sex marriage, but all have stopped in response to a conflicting order by the state supreme court. However, the state court did not nullify same-sex marriage recognition. Many jurisdictions in Kansas issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but same-sex marriage is not recognized by the state government. Same-sex marriage licenses are issued by three jurisdictions within Missouri. Legal same-sex marriages are recognized by the state government. The state’s same-sex marriage ban has been overturned, but the decision is stayed indefinitely.
What shade of purple should we call this? Pansy?