Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Break out the champagne!

It is gratifying but shocking that everyone and everything I voted for won. That's never happened before! I'm pleased that Obama won both the electoral and the popular vote, and over the moon that Maryland voted for civil rights (even though it's ridiculous that it's up for a vote).

I posted this on my work's Stonewall blog:

Historic Day for Marriage Equality
Posted by Kelly Osborn in Stonewall@NARA on Nov 7, 2012 7:49:27 AM I'm sure everyone knows by now, Maryland and Maine made history last night and became the first two states to affirm marriage equality by a popular vote. Same-sex marriage will become legal in these states beginning January 1, 2013. (I'm so proud to be a Marylander!) Votes for a marriage equality referendum in Washington state are still being counted, but CNN shows it to be leading 52% to 48% with 51% of the votes in.

Additionally, Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin became the country's first openly gay U.S. senator, and Minnesota voters rejected an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

It's a good day for gay rights!

UPDATE, Nov. 8, 2012: Washington state also passed their marriage equality referendum. 3 for 3!

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