As most here know, voters in the state of Maryland recently voted to reaffirm a marriage equality bill passed this spring by the state legislature and signed by Governor O'Malley. The vote in favor, which took place because the usual subjects insisted upon placing the legislation on the ballot for a "citizens' veto" was somewhat close, but we won by 52% to 48%. This is, of course, a demonstration of why civil rights really should NEVER (thanks to all who pointed out the missing word) be subjected to the "will of the majority." But this year for the first time ever, all three states with marriage equality on their ballots voted to uphold or reinstate previously passed legislation favoring marriage equality, while Minnesotans disapproved a ballot measure seeking to insert hate into the state's Constitution.
As with all such victories, there's always a bit of mop-up to be done.
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