Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Electoral Stonewall

VOTERS in three states OK'd same-sex marriage. #GaysWin

VOTERS in a fourth state refused to amend their constitution to ban gay marriage. #GaysWin

We elected an open lesbian to the U.S. Senate. #GaysWin

Barack Obama was re-elected. 77% of gays who voted voted for him. #ObamaWins #GaysWin

We elected five gay men and one bisexual woman to the U.S. House of Representatives. #GaysWin

We elected the first gay person of color to the U.S. House. #MarkTakano #GaysWin

Hundreds of other LGBT people were elected around the country, according to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. #GaysWin #AmericaLikesUs

Iowans refused to fire a Supreme Court justice who voted to legalize same-sex marriage (despite having fired three others in the 2010 election) #GaysWin


Did I overlook anything?

Same-sex marriage now is legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Washington -- and in Washington, D.C.

It also is legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Mexico (where same-sex marriages are allowed only in the capital city but are recognized nationwide).

 (No other nation ever has enacted same-sex marriage via a popular vote.)
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