Last night a few pretty amazing things happened.
Obama was elected to a second term, Minnesota voters defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, Washington looks like it is about to legalize gay marriage and Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
As the AP reports,
"The results in Maine and Maryland broke a 32-state streak, dating to 1998, in which gay marriage had been rebuffed by every state that voted on it. They will become the seventh and eighth states to allow same-sex couples to marry."
And if you are doing the math, this means that in almost 1 in 10 American states same sex couples can marry...