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    Entries in Washington (2)

    Wednesday
    Nov072012

    2012 shows a social sea change on gay marriage

    By Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service/The Washington Post - November 7, 2012

    Three times over, voters made history on Election Day, endorsing moves to allow gay marriage in Maine, Maryland and Washington state.

    At the same time, Minnesota voters rejected a ballot measure that would have enshrined an anti-gay marriage law in their constitution, and neighboring Wisconsin elected Tammy Baldwin as the country’s first openly gay U.S. senator. [Read Full Story]

    Wednesday
    Nov072012

    Same-Sex Marriage Wins on the Ballot for the First Time in American History

    By Ashley Fetters, The Atlantic - November 7, 2012

    It was a pretty good night for marriage equality.

    In this year's general election, four states' ballots offered voters an opportunity to weigh in on marriage rights for same-sex couples. In three states, voters held the power to legalize same-sex marriage: Maryland voters chose between adopting or rejecting a new law permitting same-sex marriage, Maine voted on whether to overturn or ratify a 2009 measure that prohibited same-sex marriages, and Washington's vote was between endorsing or precluding a law similar to Maryland's that would make same-sex marriage legal and available. Minnesota, meanwhile, voted on whether to adopt a constitutional definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. [Read Full Story]