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Wins for Obama and Gay Marriage!

By November 7, 2012

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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...

November 8, 2012 at 4:05 am
(1) Thomi (AKsr) says:

I’m glad to be able to say I helped make it happen. :D Some friends and I held a rally in support of Question 6, the ballot measure in Maryland. It was so much fun, too.


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