Gay Marriage Finally Wins At The Ballot Box

Owen Poindexter
The passage of gay marriage initiatives in Maryland and Maine was historic not for what happened, but how it happened.

Voters are finally ready to share marriage rights. The expansion of gay marriage rights in Maryland and Maine (and possibly Washington, they are still counting the votes up there) was historic not for what happened, but how. Until yesterday, gay marriage had been 0 for 33 at the ballot box. All its legislative success had come from court decisions and the occasional legislature. Slowly, the voices of intolerance are sounding less rational, and people are coming around to the idea that marriage is about love, not having one of each gender.

And not only that, the good people of Wisconsin elected the first openly gay U.S. senator in Tammy Baldwin. The times are a-changin, and today it feels like they are changing for the better.


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